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Buhari postpones FEC, Police Council Meetings to Honour Attahiru, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered postponement of this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting to honour the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other officers and men who died last Friday in a plane crash in Kaduna.

In the same vein, the President also ordered the postponement of the Police Council meeting, which was scheduled to hold on Thursday, May 27, to next week Thursday, June 3, 2021.

These were disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha on Monday.

Recalled that President Buhari had on Sunday evening ordered the National Flag be flown half-mast across the country between Monday 24 and Wednesday 26, May, 2021, in Honour of the fallen heroes.

He also declared Monday (today) as work-free for the officers and men of the armed forces, to mourn the death of the late COAS and other officers and men who died with him in the ill-fated air trip last Friday.

“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 Military 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,” the statement said.

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