The Council chamber of the Presidential Villa was scanty on Wednesday when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
Only fourteen ministers were in the Council chamber when Osinbajo kick stated the meeting with the rendition of the National anthem at 11 a.m.
Six ministers, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had travelled with President Muhammadu Buhari to the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Those present during the opening national anthem rendition on Wednesday included Minister of Agriculture, Minister of State for Agriculture, Minister of Defence.
Others are Minister of Communication, Minister of FCT, Minister of State for Health, Minister of Labour and Minister of State for Labour.
Also in the Council Chamber were Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Minister of Transportation, and Minister of Water Resources.
Opening Muslim prayer was said by the Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello, while the Christian opening prayer was offered by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri.