Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon attend Council of State meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo
President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo (R)and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari

Two former heads of states, Olusegun Obasanjo and Yakubu Gowon have joined four chief justices are attending the meeting of Council of States in Abuja on Thursday.

The meeting, summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari, was also attended by his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.


Also in attendance is former head of state Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The four former chief Justices of Nigeria attending the meeting are Justice Muhammad Uwais; Idris Kutigi; Mariam Alooma and Justice Alfa Belgore.

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The meeting which started at 11.00 a.m is also being attended by Senate President Bukola Saraki and state governors.

The meeting of the Council of State will deliberate on key national issues including appointment of National Commissioners for the nation’s Independent National Electoral Commission.

NAN reports that minute silence was observed in memory of late former Chief Justice Dahiru Mustapher, who died recently.

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