Muhammadu-Buhari-President-of-Nigeria
Muhammadu-Buhari-President-of-Nigeria

President Buhari will be meeting with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara to discuss the 2016 budget, reports say.
Buhari has refused to give assent to the budget over what he terms as some inconsistencies.
The National Assembly was earlier accused of removing the Lagos/Calabar railway project from the budget, a controversy that saw the presidency pitched against the lawmakers.
Speaking on the issue, the Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazak Namdas said, “Recall that we in the House mandated our speaker to meet with Mr. President on the grey areas in the budget.
“The speaker reported back to us and the Presidency wrote us, identifying the grey areas to be worked on in the budget.
“Following this, the leaders of both chambers also met and agreed after discussions, to meet with Mr. President, hopefully, this week to conclude the deliberations.”
According to a report, a source in the legislature hinted that the meeting was to take place yesterday, April 22.
The source said, “The meeting will be held on Friday, the point is that efforts are on by the executive and the National Assembly to resolve the budget dispute once and for all.
“Mr. President is expected to be at the meeting with his economic team so that all sides will be on the same page.”
President Buhari has however, returned the 2016 budget to the National Assembly citing some grey areas in the document.


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