Buhari, Former Presidents, Others In Closed-Door Meeting Of Council Of State

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From left, Former Chairman, Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar; Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammad Uwais during the National Council of States chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja.
From left, Former Chairman, Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar; Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Former Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammad Uwais during the National Council of States chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja.
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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned the meeting of the Council of State with former President Goodluck Jonathan, interim President Ernest Shonekan and former military Head of State Abduulsalami Abubakar in attendance.

Others at the meeting included state governors, the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mohammed Muhmud and former Chief Justices including Lawal Uwais, Dahiru Musdafa, Alfa Belgore and Alooma Muktar.

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; SSA Media to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu; Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State and Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindo discussing during the National Council of States chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja.

The meeting might discuss the confirmation of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and appointment of new National Commissioners for the National Population Commission.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who are members of the Council, were not at the meeting when it started at about 11.08 a.m. The first meeting of the council, under the current political dispensation, was held on October 21, 2015.

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