Government & Politics

Budget Padding: Dogara Goes to Buhari For Help


Yakubu Dogara, embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, will today hold a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget padding scandal.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that, according to President Buhari’s list of engagements for Friday, seen by this newspaper, Mr. Buhari will meet Mr. Dogara at 4.30p.m. The meeting is at the instance of the Speaker, presidency sources said.

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Sources said the speaker is worried that the President might believe Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin’s claims if he did not make efforts to state his own side of the story to the nation’s number one citizen. Dogara will also be requesting the President to help call Mr. Jibrin and his backers to order.

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