Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), are among the leaders attending the National Council of State meeting in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the meeting which is ongoing at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in the Federal Capital Territory.
The National Council of State is the highest constitutional advisory body and it constitutes Nigeria’s sitting President, Vice President, all former Presidents and Heads of State, former Chief Justices of the Federation, the 36 state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly.
It is expected that the issues of insecurity in the country would form part of the discussion at the meeting.
Ahead of the meeting on Thursday, President Buhari exchanged pleasantries with former President Obasanjo, as well as the governors of Ekiti and Lagos states, Mr Ayodele Fayose and Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.
Other leaders at the meeting are former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon; the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
State governors at the Villa include Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Nyesom Wike (Rivers).
Also present are Samuel Ortom (Benue), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) among other governors.