Happening Now: Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over budget impasse

Happening Now: Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over budget impasse

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:41 pm


Buhari welcomes Saraki to the meeting

Buhari welcomes Saraki to the meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo  are right now ensconced in a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja  with the leaders of the National Assembly to resolve the many issues over the 2016 budget.

Attending the meeting are Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Senator Ike ekweremadu, deputy Senate President is also in attendance.

Buhari greets Ekweremadu

Buhari greets Ekweremadu

Buhari and Dogara

Buhari and Dogara

Also in attendance are Chief of Staff Mallam Abba Kyari, Minister of National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, senior special assistants,  Sen Ita Enang and Sulieman Kawu.

Buhari and ali Ndume, majority leader in the Senate

Buhari and Ali Ndume, majority leader in the Senate

VP Osinbajo takes his turn by greeting the NASS leaders

VP Osinbajo takes his turn by greeting the NASS leaders

Senate Chief Whip, Adeyeye, (L)Dogara(2nd left)  and Akpabio (ist right)at the meeting

Senate Chief Whip, Adeyeye, (L)Dogara(2nd left) Senator Ita Enang and Akpabio (Ist right)at the meeting

The National Assembly leaders also came with some of their principal officers.

The meeting was initially scheduled for the afternoon, but was rescheduled for this evening.

The executive  has pointed out many areas it wants the National Assembly amend the budget passed for presidential assent since 23 March.


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