Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, and Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, have said that they reported Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police to President Muhammadu Buhari during their close door meeting on Monday.
The meeting was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja shortly after Buhari returned from his weekend trip to his hometown, Daura in Katsina State. The National Assembly leaders said they reported the police’s handling of Senator Dino Melaye’s issue as well as Idris’ refusal to honour summons by the National Assembly.
They also said the meeting, which was at the instance of the President, discussed the issue of the 2018 Appropriation Bill still before the National Assembly, the recent invasion of the Senate during which the mace was taken away and the fallouts or Buhari’s recent visit to the United States of America during which he met the US President, Donald Trump.
“We came on the invitation of Mr. President. He wanted to brief us on his trip to the United States and also the issue of the budget.
“We also talked on the issue of concerns to us: the invasion of the National Assembly, which he showed great concern and he said action will be taken to investigate that,” Saraki said.
When asked when the budget will be ready, Saraki said, “Hopefully, it should be laid this week. If it can be laid this week and passed early next week. We are hoping it will be laid this week.”
Saraki however said they did not discuss the issue of impeachment being talked about by lawmakers following Buhari’s acquisition of $496 million fighter jets before he sought their approval.