‘Mama Taraba’ Draws Attention As Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Mohammadu Buhari [Photo credit: Sahara Reporters]
President Mohammadu Buhari [Photo credit: Sahara Reporters]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting holding at the Presidential Council Chamber, started at exactly 11:00 am.

The weekly meeting did not hold last Wednesday due to lack of time for ministers to prepare memos for discussion after the Eid-el-Kabir holiday.

NAN observed that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. 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.

Mrs. 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 Mr. Atiku “if he decides to run for presidential elections in 2019’’

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had called on Mrs. 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,” Mrs. Amosun said at a book launch in Abeokuta.



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  • shola

    unperturbed! Can it be ruled out that this Madam is not suffering from disordered mind?

    • Aminu Baba

      No, it shouldn’t be ruled out at all Shola. I understand there is a new disease called PTEDS (Post Traumatic Election Defeat Syndrome). Symptoms include; Sleepless nights, blights of hallucination in which the patient sees double images, followed by occasional mouth diarrhea, where the patients could no longer retain his pent up hatred so he starts raining abuses on his opponents, shouts for break up of Nigeria, orchestration and financing of divisive groups like the Shiites, IPOB, OPC, etc

      • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

        Good researcher or should I call you a doctor in the diagnoses of political typhoid or political malaria or political jedijedi. Bravo my man,you even went ahead to prescribe the like drug for the his deadly disease,hope they adhere to your prescription that is not implementable. Thank you sir.

  • Anasieze Donatus

    As we venture to compare her times
    and the significance of some of her African counterparts on the
    corridors of power, we cannot at this
    time, fail to note the recent petulance of the Nigerian Minister of
    Women Affairs, Aisha Jummai Alhassan. Since her inauguration as the
    Minister in-charge of this very sensitive Ministry, we have not been
    told of any executive Bill from her or her Ministry addressed to the
    National Assembly ventilating her position on many of the vexing issues
    confronting the women in Nigeria. As the highest woman appointee
    directly concerned with the development of the female gender, did we
    ever see or hear of her position in the national argument bordering on
    rape, women unequal status, lower women salaries, fewer political
    positions allocated to women etc.?

    Dumb and invisible all the two years of this administration, her pride
    to fame surprisingly is her last week’s vituperation and her audacious
    affront against her Principal. She would not support her President if he
    re-contested for a second term. Instead of resigning a job she had no
    mark on, she like most of our African gold wearing power drunk women
    Lilliputians in power is wailing for a gentleman who has passed his


    • Dan

      Wow i love this comment! Very apt and to the point.

  • Ibraheem Aruna

    I do not know why, the President had become so soft on another 5th columnist.
    A similar situation had occurred in 1985, when the President was upstaged in a military coup, by a member of his own Supreme Military Council in General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangidda , who was a member of the same council. Interviews, comments by the former head state, who is now President, revealed that he was well aware of the activities of those who planned the coup, yet he as the then Head of State he did nothing. I hope Mr President gets it right this time.

  • serubawon70

    On a serious note, does this woman actually believe that Atiku can win presidential election in Nigeria? Or is it Atiku’s money that is so intoxicating?