President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the Council of State meeting for next weeks to discuss issues that are raising tension in the country, sources say.
The President who returned to the country Saturday, after spending more than 100 days in London on medical vacation, resumed work yesterday notifying legislators he had resumed duties as he settled down to work from an office inside his official residence.
Sources in the Presidency told DailyTrust Newspaper that Buhari had called for a meeting of the Council of State next week.
The sources said the meeting would, among other things, discuss issues that are raising tension in the country.
Buhari had in his nationwide broadcast on Monday morning stated that the National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate bodies for national discourse.
The Council of State is an organ of the federal government that advises the executive on policy making, maintenance of public order within the federation or any part thereof and on such other matters as the president may direct.
The council, chaired by the president and vice president as deputy chairman, has as members all former presidents of the Federation and all former heads of state, all former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Senate president, House of Representatives speaker, state governors and Attorney-General of the Federation.