Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara Meet Over 2017 Budget

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, (THEWILL) – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday met behind closed-door with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting was over the economy and the 2017 Budget presently before the National Assembly.

Speaking with the State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Saraki said that the meeting was purely a consultation.

“We are meeting on the economy and the budget, myself, the Vice President and the Speaker, Minister of Budget and Minister of Finance,” he said.

“We are aware that the economic team will soon be going on a road show and just to brief us and let us know the issues and just carry us along.

“We have just started the budget defence so there are no issues, these are just consultations.”

THEWILL gathered that the leaders also discussed the planned external borrowing of $30bn from external sources which President Muhammadu Buhari had in in October 2016, written to the national assembly seeking approval for.