President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over the FEC meeting. Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of Federal Executive Council (FEC) in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting which started at about 10 a.m., was attended by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habiba Lawal and cabinet ministers.

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The president was scheduled to leave Abuja for Turkey immediately after the Council’s meeting.

A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, said Buhari would participate in the ninth D-8 Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 20.

Adesina said prior to the summit, Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, would be on working visit to Ankara, the Turkish capital.

He said the President would during the visit have a private dicussion with his Turkish counterpart, while delegations from both countries would hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues.