Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired a valedictory session in honour of former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi resigned his appointment as minister last week to enable him contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the valedictory session was held before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
President Buhari lauded the former minister for his contributions to the successes being recorded by the All Progressives Congress led Federal Government.
He described Fayemi as a man of sound intellect whose contributions helped the administration achieve progress, especially in the solid minerals sector.
Buhari reiterated his call on state governments to embark on voter education so that people would get Permanent Voters Card to elect candidates of their choice.
The President, who attributed his victory at the 2015 polls to technology, explained that the introduction of PVCs and card readers had prevented his being rigged out of the 2015 presidential election.
Ministers who spoke during the session commended Fayemi for his outstanding achievements when he served as cabinet minister.
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