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National Assembly ready for President Buhari – Saraki

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L-R: Senator Bukola Saraki and President Buhari

Lawmakers ready to receive Buhari over 2018 budget draft.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki said on Tuesday that the National Assembly was ready to receive President Muhammadu Buhari whenever he is ready to present the 2018 budget draft.

Saraki told the State House correspondents after the dinner the presidency had with National Assembly leaders at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the dinner was an interactive session with Buhari and to welcome the President 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.

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“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.”

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

Source: Naija News

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