Monday, June 14, 2021

What Buhari told me on phone yesterday, by Speaker Dogara


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has joined the league of Nigerian leaders who spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari from London.

On Monday, acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, spoke with the Nigerian leader to brief him on national issues, while Senate president Bukola Saraki said they spoke on Wednesday.

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Mr Buhari on the same Wednesday also called Mr Dogara from the United Kingdom where he is vacationing.

The President called the Speaker at around 9pm Wednesday evening and the two leaders spoke for five minutes, the speaker’s spokesman, Turaki Hassan, said in a statement.

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“Although the president and the speaker discussed many national issues, much of the time was devoted on how the Executive and the Legislature can work together to ensure food security for Nigerians.

“As the Rt. Hon. Speaker said via his official twitter handle @YakubDogara, Mr. President called him at around 9pm Tuesday evening and they spoke for about five minutes.”

“They discussed some national issues including ways of ensuring food security for Nigerians.

Mr Buhari left for UK on medical vacation on January 19.

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