President Muhammadu Buhari will today preside over a meeting of the Council of State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where the issue of insecurity in the country will be on the front burner.
Those expected at the meeting include former President Shehu Shagari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former President Goodluck Jonathan among others, Punch writes.
Others expected to be in attendance include former military Heads of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), as well as the former Chairman of the defunct Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will also attend the meeting alongside the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; all living former Chief Justices of Nigeria; all the 36 state governors and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who are all members of the council.
This comes after two former rulers, Obasanjo and Babangida, in open letters berated the president for the nation’s dwindling fortunes since he assumed office in 2015.
The council has, among other things, the constitutional duties of advising the President whenever requested to do so, on the maintenance of public order within the federation or any part thereof.