|President Muhammadu Buhari|
The meeting is normally chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Before taking his seat in the Council Chamber, Buhari had gone round the hall for handshake with the governors.
Osinbajo had said that the NEC had been abridged in order to receive the President.
He then called on the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, to speak on behalf of the governors.
Journalists were asked to leave the hall when Yari began his speech.
He was heard thanking the President for his support to the governors.