THE President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), on Wednesday presided over the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa , Abuja .
Despite that the meeting held a few hours after soldiers opened fire on protesting youths in Lekki , Lagos State , and at a time there were reports of continued killing in some parts of the state , the council kept mum on the issue .
None of the ministers who briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting mentioned anything relating to the incident that had turned international attention on the country .
Those who spoke to journalists after the meeting are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed ; Minister of Health , Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Industry , Trade and Investment , Niyi Adebayo; and the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Mahmood .
Ehanire said his ministry presented a memorandum to the council on a bill to establish a Council for Traditional , Alternative and Complementary Medicine Practice in Nigeria .
He said the memorandum sought to take traditional and complementary medicine out of obscurity and institutionalise it as has been done in other countries, particularly China and India .
Ehanire said , “ The outbreak of COVID – 19 has renewed the call for home – grown solutions to all these public health diseases and to find the value in our traditional medicine.