President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the meeting of the Council of State held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Shehu Shagari and former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida were absent.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Uwais, Former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi attended the meeting which is the third of such under Buhari.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki were in attendance.
The governors in attendance were 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.
The meeting stated at 11:05am. Gowon and Uwais, said the opening prayer.
A one-minute silence was observed in honour of the late former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher.