President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It was also gathered that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was expected to join the meeting.

Dogara arrived the Villa at exactly 12 noon.

The meeting may not be unconnected with the face-off between the Executive and the legislative arms of government.

The grey areas included the summons of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, who was to appear in uniform, the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and the extension of tenure of a Permanent Secretary by the President which the House of Representatives is currently kicking against.

The Presidency last week set up a committee to meet with the leadership of both Chambers of the National Assembly to reach a compromise on the issues.

The committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has membership including ex-lawmakers in the cabinet.

The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report.

President Muhammadu Buhari

 

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