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JUST IN: BUHARI, JONATHAN, GOWON IN COUNCIL OF STATE MEETING

President Muhammadu Buhari and former heads of state are holding a meeting of council of state at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting which is being presided over by President Buhari, started at 10 am, and is attended physically by former heads of state, Abdusalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan, and Yakubu Gowon while others are attending the meeting virtual from their various locations.

The details of Thursday’s meeting have not been made public yet, however, it is expected that matters of insecurity and economy will form part of the most recent discussions.

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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.

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.

Before the commencement of proceedings,  the council observed a minute silence in honor of the former head of Interim Government, Ernest Shonekan, who died on January 11, 2022.

 

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