Buhari Absent, Obasanjo, Babangida Present At Council Of State Meeting In Abuja

Embattled Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako at the meeting with fellow governors, Godswill Akpabio, Emmanuel Uduaghan, Aliyu Babangida and Orji and Theodore Orji The National Council of States meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, is currently in session at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting, the second in 2014, is being attended by all former Nigerian presidents except a former head of state and presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, Ernest Shonekan, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdusalam Abubakar The former Nigerian leaders present at the meeting are Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, and Abdusalami Abubakar.

The Council of State, which is the highest advisory body to the serving president, consists of the Vice President, former heads of states, governors of the 36 states including Abuja’s minister, former and present Chief Justices of the Federation, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Inspector General of Police. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, Ernest Shonekan, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdusalam Abubakar

The Council, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, may take a decision on a new Inspector General of Police to replace Mohammed Abubakar, the outgoing police boss.

Mr. Abubakar’s tenure is due to end this month after serving for 35 years in the force. Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, Former military Dictator, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Former President Shehu Shagari and former President olusegun Obasanjo

–  Sahara reporters

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