Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, is addressing the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which is chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, was also scheduled to brief Council, but he was not present when it began at 9:58am.
Prior to Yakubu’s briefing of the Council, a moment of silence was observed in memory of Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (retired), a former Minister of Special Duties under General Yakubu Gowon.
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Between July 1975 and March 1976, he served as a member of General Murtala Muhammed’s Supreme Military Council in Nigeria. From March 1976 to July 1978, he served as Plateau’s military governor after the state was split off from the former Benue Plateau State.