- The leadership of NASS has sent a warning message to President Buhari's appointees
- Ahmad Lawan, the Senate president, said the NASS would no longer tolerate rascality from the appointees
- Lawan said the current National Assembly has had a cordial relationship with the executive arm
The National Assembly has expressed reservations over recent conducts of some government officials in the executive arm whose behaviours the leadership of the legislature considered uncooperative.
The Nation reports that the Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan, expressed the reservation while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, July 16.
Legit.ng gathered that Senator Lawan, who was in the company of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, noted that the current National Assembly has had a cordial relationship with the executive arm, citing the atmosphere provided by the president as reason.
He also noted that the cordial relationship between the executive and legislative arms had been particularly forged so that the current government could better deliver quality leadership to Nigerians.
He, however, said though the National Assembly would not continue to tolerate indiscrete attitudinal displays from appointees of President Buhari, the legislature would not define its relationship with the president by the misdemeanor of one appointee.
“If you are an appointee of the president, you are supposed to be reflective of the attitude of the president towards the National Assembly but the National Assembly will take exception to any attitude or disposition that is not in support of the harmony in the relationship between the two arms of government.
“I think the relationship between this National Assembly and the executive arm of government, particularly Mr. President, is beyond one employee of the president. Let me say that this National Assembly has been very supportive, very friendly with the Executive arm of government and there’s no doubt in my mind that the President has been quite supportive of the Legislature as well.
“You will recall that in the processing of the budget last year, Mr. President made a very categorical statement that no minister at that time should travel out of Nigeria without going to the National Assembly to defend his or her budget. That had never been done before and that was in support and in almost every family engagement the President would commend the members of the National Assembly. So Mr President is in full support of the National Assembly and what we do," Lawan said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Yamah Mohammed Musa, an ambassadorial nominee from Edo state, boasted about his achievement towards the emergence of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
It was reported that Musa, who was one of the 41 non-career and one career ambassadorial nominees whose names were sent to the Senate for screening, was Wednesday, July 15, asked to speak on his achievement in APC.
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