President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki , met behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Saraki’s visit came a few minutes after the news broke that the 2016 Budget document had been declared missing in the National Assembly. Saraki emerged from the meeting which lasted for about 30 minutes into the waiting hands of State House correspondents who had already gathered in front of the President’s Office.
He exchanged pleasantries with the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Mr. Lawal Daura, who was also in the Presidential Villa to confer with Buhari.
When reporters approached him for an interview, he showed his readiness to answer questions. When asked about the report that the budget was missing, Saraki expressed surprise but declined to comment.
He exclaimed “Ha! ha! ha!” before quickly rushing into his waiting car.
All efforts to make him speak on the matter did not yield any result as he quickly entered his car and his security detail shut the door after him.