Friday, August 18, 2017

What Saraki, Dogara discussed with President Buhari in London

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has disclosed what he, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Yakubu Dogara discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
Bukola, who alongside Dogara visited Buhari in London on Thursday, said the parley was a “meeting of substance.”

The Senate President disclosed that they discussed the virement request the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo made to the National Assembly on the 2017 budget.
In a series of tweets, Saraki also noted that the president all through their meeting exhibited “remarkable” recovery and was up to date with political events in the country.
According to Saraki, “Mr. President exhibited remarkable recovery and was very conversant with all the political happenings back at home and across the continent.
“It was a meeting of substance where we discussed important matters of state. We also discussed the 2017 budget.
“In particular, we talked about the virement request by the Presidency which is before the National Assembly.
“We then considered the steps to be taken in the preparation of the 2018 budget to ensure its early passage.
“International issues were also discussed and Mr. President informed us that he has conveyed his sympathies to the people of Sierra Leone.
“It is clear that Mr. President’s insistence on following his doctors’ advice has yielded the desired results.
“I therefore confidently look forward to Mr. President’s imminent return home.”

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