In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, August, 2020

Lastly, Council Of State Meets On-line, 5 Months After COVID-19 Disruption (Photographs)

Finally, Council Of State Meets Online, 5 Months After COVID-19 Disruption (Photos)

Every day Belief studies that President Muhmmadu Buhari is chairing a digital Council of State assembly, almost 5 months because it was suspended on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

The assembly, being attended bodily by former President Goodluck Jonathan, is being coordinated from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Workers to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, are additionally attending bodily.

Among the many former heads of presidency sighted attending by way of video originally of the assembly are former Navy President Common Ibrahim Babangida; Chief Earnest Shonekan and Common Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Additionally sighted on video are some former Chief Justices of Nigeria (CJN).

Additionally attending bodily are the Legal professional-Common and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello.

What’s the council speaking about?


The assembly is predicted to evaluate the safety scenario, the financial problem, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic amongst others.

It was suspended in March this yr as a result of outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The final assembly of the council was held on January 22, 2019 and it was attended by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, former Head of Interim Nationwide Authorities, Ernest Shonekan and former army President, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Who’s on the council?


Members of the council embrace all former Presidents of the Federation, all former Heads of the Authorities of the Federation; all former Chief Justices of Nigeria; President of the Senate; Speaker of the Home of Representatives; all of the Governors of the states of the Federation; and Legal professional-Common of the Federation.

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The council has the tasks to “advise the President within the train of his powers with respect to the:


“Nationwide inhabitants census and compilation, publication and conserving of data and different info regarding the identical; prerogative of mercy; award of nationwide honours; the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (together with the appointment of members of that Fee); the Nationwide Judicial Council (together with the appointment of the members, apart from ex-officio members of that Council); the Nationwide Inhabitants Fee (together with the appointment of members of that Fee); and

“Advise the President at any time when requested to take action on the upkeep of public order inside the Federation or any half thereof and on such different issues because the President might direct.”

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