The President Of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday the 16th July 2020 gave out warnings to all his appointees that he would not accept any act of disrespect to the National Assembly.
According to Garba Shehu who’s the spokesperson to His Excellency President Buhari has handed down the warning while receiving Ahmad Lawan who’s the President of the Senate and Femi Gbajabiamila who’s the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Statement was seen tiltled- “President Buhari reads riots act to Ministers, MDAs, Chief Executives on relationship with NASS”
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But the statement stated that His Excellency President Buhari had asked the ministers and all the head of departments and agencies to, all times compose themselves in manners that will not underrate the National Assembly as an institution, its members and leadership.
The statement reads “In the course of their conversation, recents events at the National Assembly were highlighted and the President re-emphasised 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.
“Ministers and all heads of departments and agencies should at all times conduct themselves in ways that will not undermine the National Assembly as an institution, its leadership and members”
Gbajabiamila and Lawan recently in the middle of an interview with the State House Correspondents stated that the National Assembly would no longer tolerate attitudes of government officials that were inimical to cordial relationship with the executives.
At the presence of Gbajabiamila, Lawan spoke noticing that the current National Assembly had so far had a cordial relationship with the Executive arm, attributing it to the President.
He 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”