Jonathan Attends First Council Of State Meeting

Buhari with Jonathan

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, attended the Council of State meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was the first of such meeting for Mr Jonathan since handing over power to Mr Buhari on May 29, 2015.

But it was the second under the current dispensation. The first meeting was held on October 21, 2015.

Some of the past leaders present at Wednesday’s meeting were Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ernest Shonekan.

Others like like Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Bukola Saraki (Senate President) and Yakubu Dogara (Reps’ Speaker) were not at the meeting when it started some minutes past 11am.

However, Governors of Rivers, Borno, Niger, Imo, Cross River, Taraba, Yobe, Benue, Bauchi, Enugu, Kwara, Adamawa, Abia, Sokoto, Kaduna, Lagos, Kogi, Plateau, Jigawa, Kebbi and Katsina were at the meeting.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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