2017 Budget: President Buhari And Saraki Meet Behind Closed Door At Aso Villa (Photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently in a closed-door session at the Presidential villa, Abuja.
This meeting is coming barely 48 hour after the Senate suspended its debate on the 2017 Appropriation Bill because it lacked details.
The Senate through its leader, Ali Ndume on Thursday said the Minister of Budget and Planning Udo Udoma failed to acknowledged the letter that was written to him.
Ndume said: “If you look at this document that they call MTEF, it is empty and it doesn’t contain anything. I wrote a letter to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
“In the third paragraph, I stated, ‘To enable the Senate objectively review the MTEF from a holistic fiscal perspective, we deem it necessary to invite you to a meeting to brief the leadership of the Senate on Tuesday, 1st November.’ But the minister failed to turn up.”
However, the purpose of Buhari’s meeting wiith Saraki was yet to be known as at the time of filling this report.