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Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Senate president, Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara at the presidential villa, Abuja, behind closed doors.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president is meeting the two National Assembly leaders barely two hours after his return from Daura, Katsina state.

The president was in Daura on Saturday, May 5, for the congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Issues expected to be discussed at the Monday, May 7 meeting include the delay on the passage of the 2018 budget, sour relationship between the executive and lawmakers, the ward congresses and botched APC primaries in Ekiti state.

Also on the card for likely discussion were the current security situation in the country including the failure of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the senate over the issue of Sen. Dino Melaye.

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Dogara was last week quoted as saying that the IGP and the police would be held responsible for anything that happened to Melaye, currently facing two separate court trials.

Below are some photos of the meeting:

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

One issue expected to be discussed at the meeting include the delay on the passage of the 2018 budget, photo credit, Femi Adesina - Facebook

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

The frosty relationship between the executive and lawmakers is also expected to be discussed at the meeting, photo credit: Femi Adesina - Facebook

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

Also slated for the meeting is the failure of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the senate over the issue of Senator Dino Melaye, photo credit: Femi Adesina - Facebook

Saraki, Dogara meet Buhari in presidential villa over 2018 budget

The current security situation in the country is on the card for likely discussion at the meeting, photo credit: Bashir Ahmaad - Twitter

Meanwhile, the emir of Katsina, Alhaji Mohammadu Kabir Usman on Monday, May 7 told President Muhammadu Buhari that the spate of killings across the country is sponsored and targeted at embarrassing his government and undermining his second term bid.

The emir, who said this during the president's visit, also stated that the people would continue to pray for Buhari, The Nation reports.

The emir called on Nigerians to offer fervent prayers and seek divine intervention to the present national predicament.

President Buhari told the emir that he visited the palace to console him over the death of the chief Imam of Katsina mosque, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal.

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