- The deputy leaders of the National Assembly on Wednesday met with President Buhari
- The issues of discussion are not yet known, but a presidential aide confirms the meeting
- The meeting is coming days after the Senate stated it was not aware CBN froze the bank accounts of some #EndSARS protest leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, November 18, met behind closed doors with Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, and Ahmed Idris Wase, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.
The meeting was confirmed by an aide to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, who posted the information on his personal Twitter handle.
As at the time of this report, details of the meeting had not been made known, but Ahmad simply said the meeting held at the Nigerian leader's office, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Legit.ng reports that the meeting is taking place less than two weeks after the Senate said that it is not aware of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) freezing the bank accounts of some leaders of the #EndSARS protesters.
According to the Senate, the governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele never wrote to it prior to taking such a decision.
This came up when the minister of justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN appeared before the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters for the defence of his ministry’s 2021 budget estimates.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly held a closed-door meeting.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the president's personal assistant on new media via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad on Sunday, October 18.
According to Ahmad, the president met with Senate president Ahmad Lawan and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on the #EndPoliceBrutality protests.
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