President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the postponement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which had been scheduled to hold on Wednesday, May 26, to Wednesday, June 2.
Similarly, the President also directed the postponement of the Police Council meeting, which was earlier scheduled for Thursday, May 27, to Thursday, June 3.
This is in honour of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other senior military officers and servicemen, who died in a plane crash on Friday, May 21, 2021.
This disclosure is contained in a circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, on Monday in Abuja.
What the SGF is saying
The circular from the SGF reads, “Further to the directive of the President for the National Flag to fly at half-mast nationwide from Monday to Wednesday and the declaration of today, Monday, May 24 as work free-day for members of the Armed Forces, the President has also directed that the Federal Executive Council Meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday, May, 26, be postponed to Wednesday 2nd June 2021.
Similarly, the Police Council Meeting which was earlier scheduled for Thursday 27th May 2021, be postponed to Thursday 3rd June 2021, in honour of the memory of late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Attahiru and 10 other senior military officers and servicemen who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari urges all citizens to use this period of mourning to pray for the repose of the souls of the departed and strength for their families to bear the painful loss.”
Notice of Postponement of Federal Executive Council (FEC) and Police Council Meetings, scheduled for Wednesday May 26 and Thursday May 27, respectively — in honour of the memory of the late Chief of Army Staff and 10 other senior military officers and servicemen. pic.twitter.com/o8neSoF7fg
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