This is the second meeting between the two leaders since the allegation of budget padding was leveled against the Speaker and some principal officers by Abdulmumin Jibrin. Jibrin was the former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriation. Dogara did not however disclose the purpose of his visit when approached by State House correspondents. He said, “I am on holiday.” When asked when he would resume, Dogara said journalists were present when the House of Representatives adjourned. When further asked if his visit was part of efforts aimed at mending fences with the President, the Speaker pointed to one of the lawmakers that accompanied him and said, “This man is a Senator from Bauchi State. He is not from the House of Representatives.”]]>

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