The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said they visited President
Muhammadu Buhari to discuss matters of “national interest”.
The leaders of the National Assembly met with the president behind
close doors for 40 minutes.
Mr. Saraki told State House correspondents 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”.
Mr. Saraki said 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”.
Mr. Saraki said the Senate has a target to pass the 2017 budget this month.
On his perception of the president’s state of health, the senate
president said Mr. Buhari met with them for 40 minutes, adding “I was
not talking to myself.? He is doing very well, we discussed issues of
national interest”.
On his part, Mr. Dogara said they were not at the villa to assess the
president’s health.

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