A warning has been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointees after a continous face-off that has been happening for about two weeks between the executive cabinet members and the legislature in the last few weeks.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan who addressed the State House reporters on Monday August 31 after Buhari inaugurated the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led Executive/Legislative/Party Consultative Committee, disclosed that the President has addressed the issues.
He opened that following the address, that should be the end of appointees knocking heads with legislators, adding that they would henceforth work together.
He stated also that the President made it very clear that he is not going to tolerate any of his appointees doing things that are not respectable, things that have no dignity to the National Assembly.
“For us in the National Assembly, I think what has happened has happened. We pray nobody goes to the National Assembly to do the kind of things that disrespect the President and of course abuse the National Assembly.
“We are not going to tolerate that because anyone who wants to see Nigeria progress will continue to ensure that this consultative forum produces the kind of result and outcomes that will make Nigeria better in terms of governance.”
Also, lawan noted that the legislature would always perform its oversight function and check possible excesses of the executive.
He added that it is incumbent upon APC leaders at all levels and as a party to ensure that they met expectations and aspirations of Nigerians.
Lawan noted that they must fulfill the promise made to them during the electioneering campaigns.
Lawan said; “But we also believe that separation of powers also means there should be cooperation, consultation, coordination and partnership for the benefits of the people of this country. This is not in any way to compromise the different functions we’re tasked and scheduled to discharge.”