The Nigerian may have to wait more, enduring the already harsh economy situation posted by the inability of the Federal Government to sign the 2016 appropriation bill into law as the embattled President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki shunned a parley meeting, aimed at ending the budget debacles with President Muhammadu Buhari
In the meeting where Saraki was also expected, only the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara met with the President behind closed-door, the Punch Newspaper reported.
In the meeting that lasted for 30 minutes, the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, were present at the meeting.
Security men attached to the Presidential Villa barred State House correspondents from interviewing Dogara after the brief meeting.
A security gate erected at the front of the Council Chambers was locked against them when they attempted to approach Dogara as he made his way to his vehicle.
Kyari later told the reporters that the Speaker could not have spoken to them because there were two leaders of the two chambers of the National Assembly, saying only one of them visited.
Enang also declined comment on the matter.
Why Saraki shunned the meeting may not be unconnected with his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over some legal lacuna in his asset declaration. The trial Saraki believed is rather a persecution by the FG for obstructing certain force withing the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from becoming the Vice President.
President Buhari had insisted that insisted he would not sign the budget until the grey areas are corrected. With this situation, Nigerian should expect more harsh economy as the absence of the new budget already biting hard on the economy.