A meeting of the Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding inside the Presidential Villa.
Although, all living past Presidents and Heads of Government are members of the Council, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Shehu Shagari and former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida are however absent.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), are present at the meeting which is the third of such under Buhari.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and some state governors are also present at the meeting.
The meeting, which began at 11:05am, is also being attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki. Gowon and a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Uwais, said the opening prayer.
An unusual face at the meeting is Ekiti state governor Fayose, who is attending a meeting chaired by Buhari for the first time.
The governors in attendance are those of Sokoto, Delta, Adamawa, Imo, Benue, Lagos, Nasarawa, Abia, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kebbi, Plateau, Kano, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ekiti, Zamfara, Ogun, Niger and Ebonyi States.
Former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi and Aloma Muktar are also in attendance.
A one-minute silence was observed in honour of the late former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher.