President Buhari Apologies to Saraki, Dogara, Others Over Row with Aso Rock Security Guards
President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to members of the national assembly over a row with security personnel earlier on Thursday.
Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, the legislators went to the presidential villa for a meeting with Buhari.
The meeting was in connetion to the 2018 budget.
However, the lawmakers reportedly left the villa in anger after security operatives insisted on screening them.
Buhari later reached out to them but majority of the lawmakers had left the residence of Saraki where they converged after the embarrassing encounter.
Saraki and Dogara returned to Aso Rock and met with Buhari alongside Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo, Ita Enang and Sulaiman Kawu, presidential aides.
President Buhari immediately instructed Abba Kyari, his chief of staff, to collect the names of all the principal officers of both chambers of the national assembly and ensure that they were issued with tags ahead of the meeting rescheduled to Tuesday evening.
He said the issue that led to the embarrassment has been resolved and they are back in the villa.
According to him, a bigger meeting with the entire leadership of the National Assembly will be held in the next few days.
Saraki also confirmed to state house correspondents that the issue had been resolved.