Senate President And Speaker House Of Reps Meet With Buhari To Ensure Collective And Strengthened Relationship

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President Buhari, on Thursday met behind closed doors with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Lawan noted that Buhari had made a deliberate effort to ensure a good relationship between the two arms and warned political appointees not to jeopardise the harmonious bond between the legislature and the executive arms of government.

Lawan said: “If you are an appointee of the President, you are supposed to be reflective of the attitude of the president towards the National Assembly and the National Assembly will continue to support Mr President, 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.”

Her further said, “Both the legislature and the executive must at all times work in the interest of the people of this country. We cannot afford not to do this because essentially, the government is for people to have service and the essence of this particular visit is to ensure that the legislature, the National Assembly and the executive arm of government, led by Mr President, continue to work together to ensure that the relationship that we have, which has been working for this administration to deliver services to Nigerians is sustained.”

The Senate President said the National Assembly leaders were at the Presidential Villa on behalf of the legislature as part of its continuous engagement with the President.

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