President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday decried the cat and mouse relationship between the Executive and the 8th National Assembly alluding that it was counterproductive.
Buhari made this observation during the Iftar dinner he hosted for the Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogora led National Assembly at the State House.
“The relations between the Executive and the Legislature were not the best in the 8th National Assembly,” President Buhari said.
He said he sincerely hope that “each one of us will do his utmost to ensure there is a better working relationship between these two arms of government in the 9th Assembly so that we can serve the people better.”
He further said that the principal task of the National Assembly is to cooperate with the Executive so that together they can fashion policies that will lift the people out of poverty and out of illiteracy.
He added. “I appeal to the Distinguished Senators and Honourable Members to subordinate all personal interests and ambitions to the imperative of working for the common good of our people.”
In his response, the Senate President, Saraki assured that the National Assembly would maintain focus on national interest at all times.
The dinner was attended by Senate President, Saraki and Speaker House of Reps, Dogara, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwere Madu, the majority and minority leaders, the majority and minority whips and their deputies.