Lai Mohammed said: “I just want to make this clear, Mr President is in town. Mr President is attending to other issues. Mr President looked at the agenda, it was a very light agenda and decided that the vice-president should preside.”
Nigerians are becoming increasingly concerned with the health of their head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, who has been on medical leave in the UK for more than a month.
The Bayelsa State capital on Saturday, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Paul Boroh, said that the federal government plans to liberalize the modular refineries in order to develop the oil rich region.
The bills are mainly amendments to the principal act and they were intended to bring the acts in conformity with current realities.
Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo is presently in Bayelsa State, in continuation of his tour of the Niger Delta region as part of efforts at restoring peace in the volatile region
Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the President is currently observing a 10-day vacation.
The Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has blamed the recent drastic drop in power supply in the country on lack of funds with which to pay for the supply of gas to power stations.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday led the Nigerian delegation that departed for Davos Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to commence a mediation tour of States in the Niger Delta region as part of efforts at bringing the crisis there under control.
The federal government has blamed the incessant destruction of oil facilities by militants in the Niger Delta as being directly responsible for the persistence recession in the Nigerian economy in the third quarter of 2016.