President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned Ministers and all heads of Departments and Agencies to always conduct themselves in ways that will not undermine the National Assembly as an institution, its leadership and members.
According to Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, the President stated this during audience with the Senate President Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila at the State House, Aso Villa.
Shehu said the meeting, which lasted for almost an hour, was characterized by an engaging discussion on a range of key issues of National importance particularly the role of the Legislature as a critical component in supporting their common goal and commitment towards improving the lives of the people of Nigeria.
He added that in the course of their conversation, recent events at the National Assembly were highlighted and the President reemphasized his utmost respect for the National Assembly, adding that any disrespect to the institution by any member of the executive branch will not be accepted.
Shehu further stated that the President and the leaders of the National Assembly recognized and acknowledged that the Executive and Legislative arms of government are essential partners in the fulfillment of their mutually aligned goal of improving the lives of the Nigerian people.