President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the National Council of State meeting, which began at 11:00am inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said apologies was sent from former Head Of State Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, for not attending the meeting.
The Council of State is an organ of the Federal Government saddled with the responsibility of advising the executive on policy making.
The council, which comprises president as chairman and vice president as deputy chairman, has as members all former presidents and Heads of State, all former Chief Justices of Nigeria, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, all state governors and Attorney-General of the Federation as members.
Without mentioning details of the agenda during the opening session, the Secretary to the Government of the Federations, Boss Mustapha said that the meeting will discuss five point agenda.
But issues expected to be considered at the meeting includes the National minimum wage, and confirmation of the appointment of the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The forthcoming general election and security of the nation are also expected to engage the attention of the Council of State.