- The National Assembly has warned that it would no longer tolerate any disrespect from presidential appointees
- The warning was issued by the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan at the presidential villa in Abuja
- Lawan said the executive and the legislature should work together
The National Assembly has warned that it would no longer tolerate any disrespect from presidential appointees, including some ministers and heads of federal government agencies.
The warning was issued by the president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan on Monday, August 31, when reacting to the past disagreements that have occurred between some lawmakers and presidential appointees, Channels TV reported.
Lawan gave the caution shortly after President Buhari inaugurated the executive, legislative party consultative council at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The Senate leader pointed out that past instances of appointees walking out on the lawmakers or speaking impolitely should stop.
He said the president has also cautioned his appointees not to do things that have no dignity to the National Assembly.
Lawan stated that the executive and the legislature should work together.
Meanwhile, after a stiff battle with top National Assembly (NASS) members, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour, has retained the sharing formula for the 774,000 jobs proposed by the federal government.
Keyamo revealed that the initial plan to allocate 15% of the job slots to governors, NASS members, ministers and interest groups still stands, The Nation reported.
Concerning his role on the project, the minister said that he has not received contrary instruction from the presidency.
Also, Mohammed Nasir Ladan Argungu, director-general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has stated that the beneficiaries of the 774,000 jobs will not be disengaged after the three-month period.
The NDE DG, however, said they will be re-engaged as agricultural extension workers in what partially broke the back of controversies generated by the planned project.
Speaking with Daily Trust, Argungu who is also the chairman of the selection committee said there have been efforts by some people to hijack the scheme.
In another news, the Nigerian Senate has dismissed reports claiming that the upper legislative chamber is planning to pass a bill to regulate social media when lawmakers resume from their annual recess in September.
Ajibola Basiru, a spokesperson of the Senate on Saturday, August 29, described the report as untrue, The Cable reported.
The legislator tagged the claims as a false reports concocted to tarnish the image of the Senate.
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