Abuja - The Council of State on Wednesday
commended former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
Prof. Attahiru Jega, for his exemplary performance in office.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and
Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the
meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said the commendation was given at a meeting of the
council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the Presidential
The council, chaired by the President, has Vice President
Yemi Osinbajo; former Presidents and Heads of State; President of Senate;
Speaker, House of Representatives; former Chief Justices of Nigeria and
Governors among others, as members.
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Shehu said the council was full of praise for Jega for
presiding over elections that were generally accepted as free and fair
He said the President directed the council secretariat to
note the commendations.
"The council noted and commended Jega for his laudable
activities as the chairman of INEC.
"The President directed that the secretariat should note
"A letter of commendation may later be sent to the former
boss of INEC’’, he said.
The meeting was attended by former President Ibrahim
Babangida, former Heads of State Yakubu Gowon, Abubakar Abdulsalami and Chief