President Goodluck Jonathan
By Muhammad Bello
President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday evening met with the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) to fine tune issues of the 2013 budget, the supplementary budget and other fiscal issues that require the blessing of the legislators to come to fruition.
The meeting, which started at about 7:00 pm at the First Lady's conference chamber inside the Presidential Villa, had in attendance the Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director of Budget in the ministry and other leaders of the NASS.
Last week the president held a similar closed door meeting with Mark and Tambuwal, both of who later departed the villa along with Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, without disclosing what transpired to journalists.
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