President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called on two ministers, who are Christians, to lead the prayers for the commencement of the day’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting for this week.
The opening prayers for the first time were said by two Christians: The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The prayers used to be said by a Christian and a Muslim.
The ongoing meeting, which commenced at 11am, is being presided over by Buhari, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and several ministers in attendance.
Buhari had asked the Minister of Environment, Jibril Ibrahim, to lead the Islamic prayer but was told he was not around.
He then asked the Labour and Employment minister to pray, but when Ngige reminded the President that he was also a Christian, he insisted that the former Anambra governor should go ahead and pray.