'Avoid Undermining Legislators' Buhari Warns Ministers
Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to ministers and heads of government agencies not to ‘disrespect’ or ‘undermine’ the National Assembly.
Buhari who held a meeting with the National Assembly leaders, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday said any form of disrespect to the institution by any member of the executive branch will not be accepted.
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson who revealed the highlight of the meeting said the president frown against the recent happening in the National Assembly.
He said Mr. President said 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,
The meeting comes on the day the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) walked out on a House of Representatives committee probing the NDDC’s finances.
The NDDC leadership accused the chairman of the House committee of corruption saying it would appear only if he steps aside from the probe.
Mr Buhari’s meeting with the national assembly leaders also occurs weeks after the minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo, accused lawmakers of seeking to hijack a government temporary work project.