The National council of state meeting is currently holding at the Presidential Villa Abuja this Friday,February 10,2023. There is palpable tension in the country on the outcome of the meeting on Fuel and Naira scarcity.
Top on the agenda of the meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari is the petrol and naira scarcity, insecurity and the 2023 general elections.
The Governor of Central bank, Godwin Emiefele is on standby to brief on the Currency Swap initiative, while the Chairman of the Independent National electoral commission Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu , Inspector general of police Usman Alkali baba will brief the council on latest preparations for the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly election and the March 11 governorship and state assembly polls.
In attendance are former heads of state General Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar and Former President Good luck Jonathan.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo joined the meeting virtually.
Two former Chief Justice of the Federation, Alfa Belgore and Mahmud Muhammad, are also in attendance.
The National Council of State is an organ of the Nigerian government whose functions include advising the executive on policy making.
Membership of the Council comprises the President, Vice President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, former presidents, former heads of state, former chief justices of Nigeria, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, governors of the 36 states of the federation and the Attorney General of the Federation.