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Aisha Alhassan gets attention as Buhari presides over FEC meeting + photos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting holding at the Presidential Council Chamber, started at exactly 11:00 am.
NAN observed that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, attracted the attention of the photo journalists in the chamber.
The action of the journalists might not be unconnected with the minister’s recent remarks on 2019 presidential election.
Alhassan was on September 7, alleged to have submitted her resignation letter to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President following her remarks about the presidential ambition of former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar.
The minister was later quoted in an interview with State House correspondents as saying that she would rather resign as minister than abandon Atiku “if he decides to run for presidential elections in 2019’’.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun and some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress had called on Alhassan to resign as minister for declaring that she would not support Buhari in 2019.
“The minister is entitled to her opinion; but I would have saluted her if she had resigned her appointment because she cannot blow hot and cold at the same time,” Amosun said at a book launch in Abeokuta.

Pic 11. Cross section of Minister at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday (13/9/17)
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Pic 10.From Left; Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige; Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday (13/9/17)
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Pic 9. From left: Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enalamah; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen Aisha Alhassan at the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday (13/9/17)
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