👤 By Abdul Tukur
President Muhammadu Buhari meet leaders of the National Assembly behind closed doors on Monday.
The President addressed Bukola Saraki, the Senate President and Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives on his return from his home state, Daura in Katsina.
After the meeting, Senator Saraki said they discussed about the budget and the refusal of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to appear before the Senate.
Mr Idris was asked to come to NASS to give a report on the incident involving a colleague and the incessant killings happening in the country. But, the police chief, who once refused to follow the orders of the President, failed to appear as directed.
Senator Saraki said: “We also raised the issue of the non-appearance of the IG at the Senate and felt that they must continue to ensure that he continues to apply obedience to the issue of constituted authority.
“We are of great concern that this is not the first time this is happening and that matter needs to be addressed considering the importance of the powers of the constitution that gives investigative powers to us and that there is the need for police to accept that they too are under the constitution and they must obey that.”