President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the Police Council Meetings be postponed to next week.
The postponement of the Council Meetings was to honour the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others who died last week in an air mishap in Kaduna State.
In a letter dated 24th, May 2021 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha in Abuja said the President had equally directed that all National flags nationwide be flown at half-mast from 24th-26th, May 2021 to honour the fallen heroes.
According to him, the President also directed that all members of the Armed Forces be given today (24th, May 2021) as a work-free day to honour those that died in that unfortunate incident.
The statement reads: “Further to the directive of Mr. President for the National Flag to fly at half-mast nationwide from 24th – 26th May 2021 and the declaration of today, Monday 24th May 2021, 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, 26th May 2021 be postponed to Wednesday, 2nd June 2021.
“Similarly, the Police Council Meeting which was earlier scheduled for Thursday 27th May 2021 be postponed to Thursday 3rd June 2021 in honour of the memory of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other Senior Miltary Officers and Service Men.
“President Muhammadu Buhari urges all citizens to use this period of mourning to pray for the repose of the souls of the departed and strength for the family to bear the painful loss.”