2018 Budget: We will receive the Executive when they’re ready – Saraki


Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki last night said that the National Assembly was ready to receive President Muhammadu Buhari whenever he was ready for the presentation of the 2018 Appropriation Bill.

Saraki who spoke to State House correspondents after the dinner the leadership of the National Assembly had with the Presidency at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the meeting was to welcome President Buhari from medical vacation.

Saraki, said, “Mr President invited us for dinner as you know since he came back we have not had the opportunity to meet with him.

He has met with different stakeholders, this is the first meeting since returning to the country with the leadership of the National Assembly. So the meeting is to welcome him and we are all grateful that he has come back and we are happy and we assured him that we will continue to cooperate with the executive and also to acknowledge the role we played while he was away.

He thanked all the members for the patriotic approach they took on the period of his absence.”

On when the President will be coming to the National Assembly to present the 2018 budget, he said: “that question should be directed to the executive, we receive them whenever they are ready.

Reference:  draft estimates of the 2018 budget has been approvedThe Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma, came out of the last FEC meeting saying.

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