- President Buhari has advised Nigerians nursing misgivings about laws to be patient and seek reforms
- The president made the disclosure on Monday, October 5, at a two-day joint Executive/Legislative leadership retreat
- Buhari also called for more collaboration between the executive and legislative arms of government
Aggrieved Nigerians who have misgivings about certain laws in the country have been urged by President Muhammadu Buhari to be patient with the government and seek reforms where necessary.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian leader revealed this in his remarks while declaring open a two-day joint Executive/Legislative leadership retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday, October 5.
The president in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity noted the processes and procedures involved in law-making are ever-evolving.
He urged those who are unimpressed with the laws to explore the process in line with democratic processes.
“Let me also remind our fellow patriots, countrymen and women, that the process of law-making and governance are dynamic and ever evolving.
I will seek their indulgence to be patient with any legislation or law which they have certain misgivings about, and engage the process for reviewing such laws in line with democratic practices.’’
While assuring Nigerians that his administration's intentions are in their best interest, President Buhari called for more collaboration between the executive and legislative arms of government.
He went on to explain that the need for effective partnership will enhance governance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the presidency has cautioned Nigerians who have been saying President Buhari needs to do one thing or another to prevent the break up of the nation.
Garba Shehu, one of the spokespersons to the president in a statement on Sunday, October 4, described such comments as unpatriotic outbursts.
He said the Buhari administration would not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time the nation is dealing with security challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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