Gowon, Obasanjo, Jonathan Attend Council Of State Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a meeting of the Council of State holding at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja with fifteen days to the presidential election

It is the first meeting of the council in 2023, and it is holding amid the twin crisis of fuel and Naira scarcity.

The cash scarcity was elicited by the Central Bank’s Naira redesign policy.

Present are former Heads of State, General Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalami Abubakar as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is joining the hybrid meeting virtually as only about 14 governors are present both physically and virtually with some represented by their deputies.

Also present are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, two former Chief Justices of Nigeria, amongst others.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, are also present to brief the council.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, are present as well.

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