Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a meeting of the Council of State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This is the fourth time the President will meet the past leaders of Nigeria in this kind of meeting. The first was held on October 21, 2015, the second on September 7, 2016, with the third held virtually in August 2020.
The meeting, which is being started at 10 am, is being attended physically and virtually.
Former heads of state physically in attendance are Abdusalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan, and Yakubu Gowon.
Also in attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Boss Mustapha; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
However, there is no report of Former President. Olusegun Obasanjo, who is the most vocal leader against this administration
State governors in attendance are Hope Uzodinma of Imo State; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state among others. Other governors are attending virtually.
The council observed a minute silence in honour of the former head of Interim Government, Ernest Shonekan, who died on January 11, 2022.