Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting holding inside the Council Chamber.

Osinbajo is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in London, United Kingdom where he is scheduled to meet with his doctor.

The president was in London between January 19 March 10, 2017, to “undergo routine medical check-ups” during a short holiday.

On his return, he tacitly acknowledged that he was very ill, telling his cabinet members that “I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man.” He also said he had “blood transfusions, going to the laboratories and so on and so forth.”

He returned to the United Kingdom on May 7, 2017, for the same reason and did not return until August 19.