Buhari, IBB, Abdulsalami, Shonekan, Jonathan, Others Hold Council Of State Meeting

Buhari, IBB, Abdulsalami, Shonekan, Jonathan, Others Hold Council Of State Meeting
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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and Nigeria’s Past leaders are currently having a meeting of the Council of state.
The meeting is conducted virtually. However, Buhari’s immediate predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, is physically attending the session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida; former Head of Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, are participating online.
The Council of State is an advisory body comprising former leaders and key officials of government at federal and state levels.
It primarily advises the government on policy, development issues and it’s chaired by Mr. President.
Other members of council are the Vice-President, who is the deputy chairman; all former Presidents of the Federation and all former Heads of the Government of the Federation; all former Chief Justices of Nigeria; the President of the Senate; the Speaker of the House of Representatives; all the Governors of the states of the Federation; and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, ae also attending today’s session.[TheWhistler]

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