Senate President: Enough of disrespect for NASS by President’s appointees


President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmed Lawan, warned on Monday, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, that government ministries, departments and agencies should stop embarrassing and showing disrespect for the National Assembly.

Lawan declared that federal legislators would no longer tolerate appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari abusing and ridiculing them.

He spoke with State House correspondents after President Buhari inaugurated the Executive-Legislative Party Consultative Committee at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Lawn stated: “I believe that should be the end of it (appointees knocking heads with legislature). We believe that we should work together.

“Mr 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.”

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