Buhari Meets Saraki, Dogara In Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
The meeting, which took place inside the President’s office, was held behind closed- doors.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha also attended the meeting.
Issues discussed at the meeting included the delay in the passage of the 2018 Budget, sour relationship between the executive and lawmakers, the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congresses and botched APC primaries in Ekiti State.
Also on the card were the current security situation in the country including the failure of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the Senate over the issue of Sen. Dino Melaye.
Dogara was last week quoted as saying that the IGP and the police would be held responsible for anything that happened to Melaye, currently facing two separate court trials.
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Addressing State House correspondents after the meeting which lasted 30 minutes, Saraki said they hoped the budget would be laid this week and passed next week.
Responding to a question on when the budget would be passed, the Senate president said: "Well, hopefully, it should be laid this week. If it can be laid this week and passed early next week, but we are hoping it will be laid this week."
Buhari's meeting with the two National Assembly leaders came barely two hours after his return from Daura, Katsina State.
The President was in Daura for Saturday’s ward congress of the APC.