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 Villa, Abuja.
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.
Shehu said the council was full of praise for Jega for presiding over elections that were generally accepted as free and fair worldwide.
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 the commendations.
“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 Ernest Shonekan.