Dogara: Buhari called me from UK and we spoke about hardship in the land

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Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari called him from the United Kingdom, where he is currently on vacation.

Dogara disclosed this in a statement signed by Turaki Hassan, his spokesman.

According to the statement, Buhari called the number four man in the nation, around 9pm on Wednesday, and the two leaders spoke for five minutes.

“As the Rt. Hon. Speaker twitter via his official twitter handle @YakubDogara, Mr. President called him at around 9pm Tuesday evening and they spoke for about five minutes,” the statement read.

“They discussed many national issues including ways of ensuring food security for Nigerians.

“Although the president and the speaker discussed many national issues, much of the time was devoted on how the executive and the legislature can work together to ensure food security for Nigerians.”

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Below are Dogara’s tweet about the encounter with Buhari.

Dogara made the comments hours after Senate President Bukola Saraki said he joked with the president last night.

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There have been false reports about the health condition of the president.

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