PHOTOS: Buhari, Babangida Others At Council Of State Meeting Today

President Muhammadu Buhari met with former heads of state of Nigeria and some members of his administration today, October 21 at the council of states meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja.

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The meeting was the first since Buhari was sworn in as the president in May 29.

The Nation reports that the meeting began at 11.10 am after the arrival of the president.

In attendance was former president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida who was seen shaking hand and enjoying a laugh with President Buhari.

FROM LEFT (FRONT ROW): FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA; SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES YAKUBU DOGARA; VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO; PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBARKA, AND STATE GOVERNORS AFTER THE MAIDEN NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATES MEETING, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA Photo Credit: NAN
FROM LEFT (FRONT ROW): FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA; SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES YAKUBU DOGARA; VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO; PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBARKA, AND STATE GOVERNORS AFTER THE MAIDEN NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATES MEETING, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA Photo Credit: NAN

Also in attendance were Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar and Chief Ernest Shonekan.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president and Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives were also present.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Shehu Shagari, Goodluck Jonathan and Bukola Saraki were absent when the meeting began.