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Buhari orders postponement of FEC, Police Council meeting- SGF



FEC-The Federal Executive Council
 President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered  the postponement of the Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) in honour of the deceased Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and ten other officers and men.
Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this known in a circular he issued on Monday in Abuja.
Mustapha said the President also directed that the scheduled Police Council meeting for Thursday  be postponed.
“In Furtherance 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 June 2.
“Similarly, the Police Council Meeting which was earlier scheduled for Thursday May 27,  be postponed to Thursday  June 3, in honour of the memory of  late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Attahiru and 10 other Senior Military Officers and Service Men who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday,  ” the SGF said.
He said President  Buhari has urged   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.