President Muhammadu Buhari could only say amen as former President Olusegun Obasanjo said the opening prayers at this morning Council of State meeting.
Obasanjo who was one of the former presidents and head of states that arrived the presidential villa for the meeting said the Christian prayer while former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammed Uwais, said the Muslim prayers.
Surprisingly, the former president who criticised the Buhari administration at a news conference on Sunday was in a friendly mood with Mr. President before the closed-door meeting.
Other former leaders that attended the meeting were former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) and former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and Gen. Yakubu Gowon were absent as of 11am.
The Council of State comprises the President, Vice-President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, former presidents and heads of State, Chief Justices of Nigeria, State Governors, among others.
Among the governors who had arrived were those of Osun, Kebbi, Zamfara, Plateau, Ebonyi, Adamawa, Edo, Lagos, Niger, Borno, Ogun, Ekiti and Kogi states.
The key issues on the agenda are said to be the National Minimum Wage and the February general elections.