The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former leaders participating virtually from their homes include Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan and Ernest Shonekan.

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

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Others are; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Director General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi and Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai.

NAN gathered that the meeting is part of the ongoing critical consultations with major stakeholders in the ‘Nigeria Project’ aimed at finding lasting solutions the nation security and socio-economic challenges.

The president had on Thursday met with members of the nation’s security and intelligence community, and later addressed the nation on the ENDSARS protests embarked upon by some aggrieved youths in the country.

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He appealed to the protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.

Buhari also enjoined them to take advantage of the various initiatives of his administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful.