The Federal Executive Council which holds weekly has commenced in Abuja with a minute silence in honour of two former ministers who died recently.

They are former Minister of Agriculture, Alfa Wali; and former Minister of Information and Culture, Tony Momoh.

The meeting which is being presided by President Muhammadu Buhari is taking place after his four-day visit to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State on Tuesday.

At the beginning of the meeting, Buhari led members to observe a minute silence for the ministers.