Friday, November 4

President Buhari in crucial meeting with Saraki

President Buhari in crucial meeting with Saraki

Buhari in crucial meeting with Saraki

President Muhammadu Buhari has received Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki at the State House in Abuja on November 4, Friday.

This was announced by the presidential media aide Femi Adesina, who posted the photos of the meeting of his official Facebook page.

The details of the discussion are still sketchy but might not be unconnected to Buhari’s plans to to engage in external borrowing of $29.960billion for execution of key infrastructural projects across the country between 2016 and 2018.

President Buhari in crucial meeting with Saraki

Saraki, speaking with State House correspondents after observing Juma’at prayer and holding meeting with President Buhari, along with some lawmakers, said that the loan request is a work-in-progress.

Asked to speak on the Senate’s relationship with the executive as far as the loan is concern, the Senate president said: “We should not look at that as a reflection of the relationship. Don’t let us politicize very important issues. As we said this is work in progress.

“I came here to pray, I have finished praying and I just had a general felicitation with the President. It didn’t go beyond that.”

President Buhari had last week written to the National Assembly seeking for the approval of the loan.

However, the Senate on November 1 unanimously threw out his plans.

Buhari in crucial meeting with Saraki
Saraki is currently facing the trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

In the 13 counts instituted against him, the Senate president was alleged to have “corruptly acquired many properties while in office as Governor of Kwara state, but failed to declare some of them in the said forms earlier filled and submitted.”

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