President Muhammadu Buhari is again absent at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting currently holding at the Aso rock villa, Abuja.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the meeting which started at about 11:30am.
Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), and Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, offered the Muslim and Christian prayers, respectively.
There had been reports that Buhari would preside over the weekly meeting where key decisions about the country are made.
The president was at his office on Tuesday, and he received Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, and Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).