Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is currently meeting with President Mohammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was even as the details of the 2016 budget estimates have been transmitted to the Presidency.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Obasanjo arrived the villa at exactly 12:13pm on Thursday in a tinted black Toyota Jeep marked Abj 425 PY. Upon alighting from the vehicle, he exchanged pleasantries with Reporters who cracked joke with him on his “dancing steps” last week at Ebonyi State during the burial of the late mother of Ebonyi State Governor.
Vanguard Newspaper accounts say reporters at the Villa, reminded that “your dancing steps last week were great”, he replied “so you don’t want me to dance”, as he beamed smiles and entered inside the building. His mission to the Villa was yet unknown.
Meanwhile, President Buhari is in the custody of the details of the budget. The details were received by the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari on behalf of the President. The Senior Special Assistant, SSA to President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enag alongside his colleague, Hon. Ismaila Kawu who brought the document to the Villa confirmed its receipt to State House Correspondents.
He said: “The budget details have been transmitted to His Excellency, Mr. President today. The constitutional process begins thereafter. “We have transmitted it to the Office of the President and the constitutional process of timing starts.”
It will be recalled that President Buhari when he received the highlights of the approved budget from the National Assembly last week insisted on seeing the details before signing the 2016 appropriation bill into law.