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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in UK


President Muhammadu Buhari , on Wednesday night , thanked the leadership of the National Assembly for visiting him at the Abuja House , London.

The Senate President , Bukola Saraki ; Speaker, House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara; and some principal officers of the National Assembly had travelled to the United Kingdom on Wednesday to meet with Buhari , who is in the country for medical vacation.
The Majority Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was also on the trip .

Buhari, in his Facebook post at about 9. 30pm on Wednesday , expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their prayers and kind wishes .

The post, which was accompanied by a photograph showing Buhari in a handshake with Saraki while Dogara and Lawan were standing close , read , “ I thanked them for visiting. I ’ m also grateful to Nigerians, Christians and Muslims alike, for their prayers and kind wishes for my health. ”

Earlier in a tweet through his personal Twitter handle , @ MBuhari, the President said he was pleased to receive Saraki , Dogara and Lawan on Wednesday night .
Buhari had embarked on a medical vacation to the UK and extended his initial 10- day leave .
A source close to the leadership of the Senate told one of our correspondents last night that after the meeting with Buhari , the National Assembly leaders would brief journalists in London.

The source also said details of the meeting would be made known through a press release.
The release was , however , not issued as of press time on Wednesday.
Saraki had last week Wednesday said he spoke with Buhari and the President was hale and hearty.

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