BREAKING: The Reason Why I visited Obasanjo – Bukola Saraki
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on
Friday said his visit to former President
Olusegun Obasanjo was to receive his
blessing and consult him on how to assist
him in moving the Senate and the nation
Mr. Saraki made this known to journalists
during an interview after his over two hours
closed-door meeting with Mr. Obasanjo at
his Hilltop home in Abeokuta, the Ogun state
The senate president said he and members
of his delegation also came to tap from Mr.
Obasanjo’s wisdom and knowledge.
“I’m here with some of my colleagues,” Mr.
Saraki said. “Since I’ve been the Senate
President, as one of our fathers, the former
president, we are here to pay our homage to
him, to seek his advice, to get his blessing
and also to consult.
“We all know President Obasanjo’s value to
this country and we are here to tap from his
wisdom, knowledge and experience.”
Mr. Saraki did not say the kind of
consultation he held with Mr. Obasanjo.
He therefore requested the former president
to step in to help in the reconciliation
When reporters asked him how he was
sorting out his differences with his party, he
said, “As you can see, things are moving
smoothly. Definitely, be rest assured that all
that would be put behind us very shortly.
We are very confident about this.”
Speaking on the calls for a downward
review of Nigerian lawmakers’ salaries and
allowances, Mr. Saraki said, “Well, I think
already that is in progress. If you remember
last time, it was about N150billion and it’s
coming down to N120billion.
“I think the situation in the country deserves
that every public servant must make
sacrifices and whatever sacrifice that is
necessary, we will do it.
“And that is being done. So, be rest assured
that we are sensitive, we are aware of the
situation in the country and if we are going
to lead, we must lead by example. And we
would do that.”