Saraki Senate President meets Buhari, declines comment on 'missing' 2016 Budget

He also did not comment on the agenda of the meeting he had with Buhari.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, declined comment on the reported missing 2016 budget, which was submitted to the National Assembly last December by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Senate President was silent on the issue when journalists quizzed him over it at the Presidential in Abuja, where he held a closed door meeting with Buhari.

Report said that Senate leader, Ali Ndume, had announced to senators, at a closed door session that the hard and soft copies of the N6.08 trillion 2016 budget document has gone missing.

READ: National Budget goes missing from National Assembly – Report

It was gathered that Saraki's meeting with the President lasted for about 30mins. Newsmen were said to have asked him about the missing budget after the meeting - to which he screamed “Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!” and quickly hopped into his car as the driver zoomed off.

 

He also did not comment on the agenda of the meeting he had with Buhari.

However, according to SaharaReporters, Buhari secretly withdrew the National budget from the Senate last week. But the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun dismissed the report.