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What we discussed with Buhari — Saraki, Dogara

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, just concluded a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

Saraki and Dogara, said they visited President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss matters of “national interest”.

Senator Saraki told the press shortly after the meeting on Tuesday, March 14, that the president engaged them very well.

 He said they specifically “came to discuss issues and activities of the National Assembly during the absence of the president”, Premium Times reports.

According to the Senate president, the meeting centred on the “budget, the economy, CBN, Euro bond, the issue of the ambassadorial list, the stability in the Niger Delta, and a whole range of issues”.

Saraki said the Senate has a target to pass the 2017 budget this month.

The meeting was held inside the president’s office, The Punch reports

Saraki and Dogara reportedly arrived for the meeting at exactly 12noon.

They were thereafter driven into the forecourt of the president’s office inside Saraki’s official car and stayed behind close doors with the president for 40 minutes.

This is the first meeting Buhari will be having with the leadership of the National Assembly since he returned from his medical vacation Friday, March 10.

The president upon his arrival had pleaded with Nigerians to allow him some space to get some rest.

Buhari had on Monday, March 13, wrote to the National Assembly, informing the lawmakers of his resumption.

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