President Buhari on Wednesday presided over Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some former Presidents and Head of State who were at the meeting when it started around 11:07 a.m. included Goodluck Jonathan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ernest Shonekan. The meeting was the second one under the current dispensation while the first meeting was held on the 21st of October 2015.
Among the state governors at the meeting included Rivers, Borno, Niger, Imo, Cross River, Taraba, Yobe, Benue, Bauchi, Enugu, Kwara, Adamawa. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were not at the meeting when it started.
Former leaders who were conspicuously absent at the meeting included Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon. Jonathan was attending the meeting for the first time since leaving office in May 2015.