Vice president Yemi Osinbajo presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting as the acting president on Tuesday, June 14. The vice president was handed power by President Muhammadu Buhari following the latter’s travel to London to treat an ear infection.
Osinbajo will serve in acting capacity for the 10 days during the president’s absence. This is the first time President Buhari is transferring power to Osinbajo since they both came into power in May 2015. This will be the second meeting Osinbajo will chair in the absence of the president, as he presided over his FEC meeting last week. In the last meeting the council prayed for the president and three other ministers who were ill. See photos of the meeting presided by the vice president in the absence of the president: