By Festus Fifen.
A few days after stepping up in Acting capacity to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Mrs. Habitat Lawan today attended her first Federal Executive Council meeting at the Council Chambers of the Aso Presidential Villa Abuja in her capacity as the acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Mrs Lawan who came very early to the council chambers on Wednesday morning however did not occupy the seat meant for the Secretary to the government of the Federation which is in-between that of the Vice President and the chief of staff to the president, She preferred to seat with other permanent secretaries who are members of the federal executive council an action that made the seat of the SGF empty during the FEC meeting.
it will be recalled that Mrs. Habitat Lawan was elevated to the position of the Ag. SGF following the suspension of Babachir Lawal by President Muhamadu Buhari last week.
The FEC meeting which has Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Presiding however witnessed a low turnout as less than 20 Of the 36 ministers were present when the meeting started by 11 am.