President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his regrets over the poor relationship between the executive and the National Assembly, stressing the need for better, harmonious coordination.
He noted that the passage of the 2018 appropriation bill into law was clear evidence which showed lack of collaboration between the executive and the legislature.
President Buhari, while speaking at the occasion of the National Assembly Open Week on Monday emphasized that the lack of collaboration amongst the arms of his government will deter him from carrying out his constitutional responsibility of securing the lives and welfare of Nigerians “my point to underscore firmly is that a stronger and more cordial executive-legislative relationship must exist in the interest of the nation and the people that elected us into office”.
“You are all aware of my open commitment to working with any set of leadership of the National Assembly and I have remained true to it. This commitment is expected to take us beyond politics when dealing with the well-being of our citizens. We must continue to demonstrate our resolve to work harmoniously.
“It is my expectation that this open week will facilitate a more harmonious working relationship between the executive and the legislature in other to deliver peace, security and sustainable development to all Nigerians. I believe it will also create an enabling environment for the legislature and key stake holders to chart a course for the development of the country”, he said.