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Saraki Visits Buhari In Aso Rock, $30 Billion Loan Discussed

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 09, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has again met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja over the President's request for $29.9 billion loan.

“The meeting was termed private as State House correspondents were not allowed to cover the meeting on Wednesday.”

Bukola during the encounter also warned Nigerians not to politicise the issue of the loan request

Both men met on Wednesday for the second time within one week as Saraki had visited the Prsident after the Senate, on Tuesday , rejected Buhari's loan request which Saraki termed private as State.

The Senate President, at the end of Friday meeting, had told State House correspondents that the issue of the $29.9 billion loan was work in progress.

They met first last Friday ollowing the Senate's rejection of Buhari's request for approval for the 2017 to 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) .

Saraki arrived Aso Rock Villa for the meeting on Wednesday few minutes past 3pm when the President was meeting with members of the South East Caucus in the Senate led by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Eyinnaya Abaribe.

Saraki, unlike Friday , was accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

He however joined Buhari to pray in the Villa mosque before returning together to the office for their meeting, just like it happened last Friday.

Story by Oputah David