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Obasanjo, Buhari in friendly mood at Council of State meeting

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A meeting of the Council of State has opened at the Presidential Villa , Abuja , presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari .
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo , who, only on Sunday , heavily criticised the Buhari administration ’ s policies and alleged plans to rig the February polls , is attending the closed – door meeting .

It was Obasanjo who said the Christian prayers before the meeting went into closed -doors . A former Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Mohammed Uwais , said the Muslim prayers .

Aside from Obasanjo , other former leaders at the meeting were former Head of Interim National Government , Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Head of State , Gen . Abdulsalami Abubakar ( retd . ) and former President Goodluck Jonathan .

Gen . Ibrahim Babangida and Gen . Yakubu Gowon were absent as of 11 am .

The Council of State comprises the President , Vice – President , Senate President , Speaker of the House of Representatives , former presidents and heads of State , Chief Justices of Nigeria , State Governors , among others .

Among the governors who had arrived were those of Osun , Kebbi , Zamfara , Plateau , Ebonyi, Adamawa , Edo , Lagos , Niger, Borno , Ogun , Ekiti and Kogi states .

The key issues on the agenda are said to be the National Minimum Wage and the February general elections.

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