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Saraki Summons Emergency Meeting of NASS Leaders

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President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara at the Joint session

Senate President Bukola Saraki has called an emergency meeting of the of the two chambers for tomorrow to deliberate on critical national issues.

one of the issues expected to be discuss is the budget of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which has been sent to house before the senate went on recess on July 24.

NIGERIA HAPPENINGS gathered that the meeting will take place at Room 301 of the Senate building.

In a letter to the National Assembly, President Buhari proposed a supplementary budget of N164 billion and N242 billion for the conduct of 2019 general elections.

The Vanguard, quoting sources, reported that after the meeting of the leadership of the National Assembly, a meeting would then be held with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC at 1pm same day.

The National Assembly leadership comprises both the Senate and the House of Representatives officials headed by Bukola Saraki as Senate President.

On Sunday, the Presidency appealed to the National Assembly (NASS) to reconvene as urgent matters pending before it may affect the running of Nigeria and matters affecting Nigerians.

The appeal was made by the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang at a news conference in Lagos.

Apart from the supplementary and INEC budget, also pending are several key appointments for the EFCC, ICPC, Deputy CBN Governor and AMCON among others.

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