Saraki, Ekweremadu, others to meet with Buhari over budget controversy

A lasting solution to the standoff between the National Assembly and the Presidency on the 2016 budget, might soon be found.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, alongside other senators will on Tuesday, April 26 meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss and find a solution to the controversy surrounding the 2016 Appropriation Bill.

The meeting is expected to be attended by Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Leader, Ali Ndume; Deputy Senate Leader, Ibn Na’Allah; Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye; and Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena.

Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio; Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha; Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda, and Senate Deputy and Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, will also be in attendance.

The senators were initially supposed to meet with the President on Friday, April 22 but the meeting was postponed as one of the people key to the meeting was not available.

Members of Appropriation and Finance Committees of the two arms of the National Assembly are also expected to be at the meeting.

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