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Rejection Of Executive Proposals: Saraki, Buhari In Closed Door Meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari in a handshake with Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday
President Muhammadu Buhari in a handshake with Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday

Following the recent misunderstanding between the Executive and the Legislative arms of government, which has seen the Senate reject two important documents forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday visited the Aso Rock Presidential to have a chat with the President.

The meeting was held behind closed-doors inside the president’s office, after both leaders had observed the Friday Jumaat prayers at the State House mosque.

Saraki was accompanied to the Villa by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje.

In a chat with State House correspondents after the meeting, Saraki said that the President’s $29.9 billion foreign loan request which the Senate turned down on Tuesday was still a work in process.

He however cautioned Nigerians against politicizing what he called “very important issues”.

The Senate President also refused to acknowledge that he had visited the president to discuss the loan proposal, adding that the rejection of the loan request as well as the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, document, was not a reflection of the relationship between the executive and the legislature.

“I came here to pray,” he said, “I have finished praying and I just had a general felicitation with the president. It did not go beyond that.”

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“We should not look at that (Senate’s rejection of executive documents) as a reflection of the relationship between the Executive and the Legislature.

“Don’t let us politicize very important issues. As we said, this is work in progress,” he added.

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