President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki met on Thursday behind-closed-doors at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja over the 2017 budget proposal.
Saraki, told Statehouse reporters after the meeting that the 2017 budget document would be presented within the next 10 days.
He expressed optimism that with the level of works that had gone into the preparation, the budget would be passed into law by the National Assembly earlier than that of previous ones.
He said, “I came for consultation with the President on a number of national issues. We are all getting towards the end of the year, getting the budget. Just regular consultation.
“We are ready, once the document comes to us, we are ready. I think this time around, a lot of works have taken place behind the scene.
“There is a lot more collaboration and you will see the result of that in the timeframe it will take after the President will have presented it.”