President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting was the second one under the current dispensation while the first meeting was held on the 21st of October 2015.
Some former Presidents and Head of State who were at the meeting when it started around 11:07 a.m. included Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ernest Shonekan. Jonathan was attending the meeting for the first time since leaving office in May 2015. Former leaders who were conspicuously absent at the meeting included Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were not at the meeting when it started. Among the state governors at the meeting included Rivers, Borno, Niger, Imo, Cross River, Taraba, Yobe, Benue, Bauchi, Enugu, Kwara, Adamawa. Others are Abia, Sokoto, Kaduna, Lagos, Kogi, Plateau, Jigawa, Kebbi, Katsina. Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at the meeting included Lawal Uwais, Mariam Muktar, Idris Kutigi, Alfa Belgore. The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report.