President of Nigerian Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency meeting of the Council of State over the crisis currently rocking the nation.
According to the reports, an emergency meeting is expected to hold on Friday at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, at 10 am. It will discuss national crises including petrol and naira scarcity, insecurity, and others, ahead of the general elections.
Recall that there have been protests in some parts of the country over Naira scarcity while some governors have also sued the Federal Government over the same problem.
It was gathered that the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele would provide an update on the new currency redesign policy. scheduled to take place at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja, at 10 am.
A presidency source said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu as well as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, will brief the council on the preparation for the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections as well as March 11 governorship and state houses of assembly polls.
Membership of the Council comprises President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, former presidents, former heads of state, former chief justices of Nigeria, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, governors of the 36 states of the federation and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
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