President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with Traditional Rulers from the South-South at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Naija News understands that this is coming after a threat by a Niger Delta Group to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1.
The meeting started shortly after Buhari signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N8. 92 trillion into law.
National Assembly leaders including President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were in attendance for the signing ceremony.
Recall Buhari had earlier in December 2018, proposed a budget of N8.83 trillion to the National Assembly, but the Christmas, New Year as well as the general election breaks, delayed the passage till April 2019.
The lawmakers finally passed an N8.91 trillion national budget on April 30, after increasing it by about N90.3billion.
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