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Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, Governors Meet In Aso Rock

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BEVERLY HILLS, November 14,(THEWILL) –  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and, some state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governors at the closed-door meeting included Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha; Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello; and, Adamawa State Governor, Jubrilla Bindow.

The meeting is believed to be one of the efforts aimed at resolving the issues arising from the Senate's recent rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari's $30bn foreign loan request and the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) describing it as “empty.”

The meeting started at about 2pm with the arrival of the heads of the two chambers of the National Assembly in the office of Osinbajo, who heads the present administration's Economic Management Team.

THEWILL recalls that Saraki had met with President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Abuja on Monday for Morocco, three different times within one week over the MTEF loan. 

At the end of the meeting with Osinbajo, Saraki told State House correspondents that: “Am sure the VP will issue a statement. But nothing of great alarm.

“It's all for good governance, inclusion and collaboration with all arms. The states are here, national assembly executives just came up with ideas on how to make things work even better, that's all.”

Story by Oputah David