PRESIDENT Muhammadu
Buhari yesterday met with
Senate President Bukola Saraki
and speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
The lawmakers arrived at the
presidential villa in Abuja at
12pm for a meeting, which was
the first Buhari held with leaders
of the nation since he returned to
the country after a 49-day medical
vacation in the UK.
The meeting took place few
minutes after the Senate rejected
the excuse of the Comptroller
General of Nigeria Customs
Service, Hameed Ali, that he
would not appear before it on
Wednesday.
The Senate had summoned Ali
to appear before it in his uniform
over the plan to seize vehicles
without paid duty.
Ali had written to the senate
saying he would not be available
on Wednesday owing to a
management meeting at the
customs on the same day.
His letter irked the lawmakers
and they passed a resolution
afterwards that he must appear
on Wednesday.
It is unclear if Ali’s disagreement
with the upper legislative
chamber featured at the meeting.
Ali’s relationship with Buhari
dates back to the days both men
served in the army


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