The President,  Muhammadu Buhari, has directed the postponement of the Federal Executive Council meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.


The meeting will now hold on June 2, 2021.


This followed the President’s directive for the national flag to fly at half-mast beginning on Monday to Wednesday in honour of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 military officers who died in the plane crash in Kaduna on Saturday.


Also, the Police Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday will now hold on June 3.


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday.


The statement read, “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.”