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Council Of State Meets Thursday



A Council of State meeting has been scheduled to hold this Thursday, LEADERSHIP gathered yesterday.

This is the third  Council of State meeting since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.

The first one held in  October 21, 2015 while the second one held in September 2016.

The National Council of State is chaired by President Buhari  and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Other council members are all former presidents and Heads of Government, all former Chief Justices of Nigeria; President of the Senate; Speaker of the House of Representatives; all the 36 state governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the meeting will focus on issues bordering on  insecurity in the country as killings due to farmers –  herders clashes have escalated in the country.

The council has the constitutional duties of advising the President in the exercise of his powers with respect to national census, prerogative of mercy, award of national honors, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the National Judicial Council and the National Population Commission.

It also has the responsibility of advising the President whenever requested to do so, on the maintenance of public order within the federation or any part thereof.