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Jonathan joins others at Council of State meeting presided over by Buhari

Council of State meeting
The immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday joined other former and present leaders in attending the Council of State meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is the first time Jonathan will be attending the meeting since leaving office in May, 2015.
Some former Presidents and Heads of State who were at the meeting when it started around 11:07am included: Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ernest Shonekan. It is coming on the heels of the current economic recession.
Meanwhile, former leaders who were conspicuously absent at the meeting include: Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon.
As at the time the meeting started, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were not yet around.
Among the state governors at the meeting include: those of Rivers, Borno, Niger, Imo, Cross River, Taraba, Yobe, Benue, Bauchi, Enugu, Kwara, Adamawa.
Others are Abia, Sokoto, Kaduna, Lagos, Kogi, Plateau, Jigawa, Kebbi, Katsina.
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, at the meeting include: Lawal Uwais, Mariam Muktar, Idris Kutigi, Alfa Belgore.
The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report.


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