At this very moment, President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a meeting of the National Council of State.
Currency crises and gasoline shortages are two of the most pressing concerns facing Nigeria right now, and they will likely be addressed during the summit. It will also examine the general election campaign thus far.
The Nigerian government has a body called the National Council of State, whose role is to advise the Executive on policy matters.
Before the Council of State meeting, former Nigerian presidents and President Buhari had a chance to catch up.
Previous Nigerian heads of state chatting with President Buhari before the Council of State meeting.
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 all serve on the Council.
On Friday, some attendees will be at State House Abuja in person, while others will participate virtually. Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Goodluck Jonathan are all present, having served as president of Nigeria in the past.
Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, participated remotely.
In a meeting of the Council of State, Buhari played the role of chairman.
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, presides over a meeting of the Council of State.
Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, Simon Lalong of Plateau, David Umahi of Ebonyi, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Ademola Adeleke of Osun, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun all participated virtually.
Also included are Benson Abounu, the Deputy Governor of Benue State; Emmanuel Akabe, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa; and Uche Nwosu, the Deputy Governor of Enugu.
We also have two former Chief Justices of the Federation, Mahmud Muhammad and Alfa Belgore, who are joining virtually.
Participants in person include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Attorney General Abubakar Malami, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, and Head of the Service of the Federation Folashade Yemi-Esan.