The Nigeria council of state meeting is currently ongoing at the state house in Abuja, the Federal Capital.
Present at the meeting physically are President Mohammadu Buhari who presides over the meeting, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President ‘Yemi Osinbajo among others.
Other who were in attendance are; the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
The meeting which started at about 11:00am has in attendance, Jonathan as the only former head of state present at the meeting physically.
However, other heads of state present virtually are the likes of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd.), Chief Earnest Shonekan, Gen. Yakubu Gowan (Rtd.), Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd.).
Also present virtually at the meeting which started about 11:00 am are; the former Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Minister for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello.
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The council of state of Nigeria conprises of all former Presidents and Heads of State, Former Attorney Generals of the federation, chief justices, president of the senate and the state governors.
Their primary assignment is to serve as the advisory body to the Executive arms of the government of the country.
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