BREAKING: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Meet Buhari, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Meet Buhari, Details Emerge

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed a national council meeting amid fuel and naira scarcity hurting the country's people
  • Former heads of state present are General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Yakubu Gowon as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan
  • The meeting is holding in about 2 weeks before the presidential election and first of its kind in 2023

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FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari is currently leading the council of state meeting at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The council of state meeting is the first of its kind in 2023 and it is coming 14 days ahead of the presidential election, The Punch reported.

President Muhammadu Buhari/Goodluck Jonathan/Yakubu Gowon/Abdulsalami Abubakar/Naira Scarcity/Naira Redesign/2023 Election
Buhari presides over the national council meeting Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmed
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Why Buhari conveys an emergency national council meeting?

The past leaders are meeting the president amid the crisis of fuel and naira scarcity influenced by the Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) naira redesigned policy.

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Former heads of state present include General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Yakubu Gowon. Also present is former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Joining the meeting virtually are former President Olusegun Obasanjo while about 14 governors are both physically and virtually present at the meeting.

List of leaders present at national council meeting called by President Buhari

Others in attendance are vice president Yemi Osinbajo; Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice; and 2 former chief justices.

Also present is Mahmoud Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); Usman Alkali-Baba, the Inspector General of Police; and Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the CBN, who will brief the council.

Others in attendance at the council meeting include the president of the senate, Ahmed Lawan and the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

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Council of State Reveals Position on Naira Redesign Policy, Tells CBN Gov Emefiele What to Do

Naira scarcity: Former Imo Attorney General reveals error in supreme court judgment against FG, CBN earlier reported that the former attorney general and commissioner for justice in Imo state, Chukwuma Machukwu-Umeh, has faulted the supreme court ruling on CBN's naira redesign policy.

Machukwu-Umeh disclosed that the CBN acted within the law, adding that Godwin Emefiele, only needed the President's approval to redesign the currency.

According to the senior advocate, setting the deadline to retrieve the old naira notes from society is within the prerogative of the CBN.


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