President Buhari has described the Ninth National Assembly led by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila as one of the most productive in terms of output and outcome.
The President stated this on Thursday, May 25 while speaking at the inauguration of the permanent site of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in Abuja.
“This Ninth Assembly will be remembered as one of the most productive in terms of output and outcome. Again, I thank the leadership of the National Assembly for giving me the support required to deliver on my promises to Nigerians” President Buhari said
Emphasizing the importance of the legislature in a democracy, the President said that he refrained from meddling in the affairs of the legislature to encourage an independent National Assembly.
“From the moment of my election in 2015 and subsequently, I supported the idea of an independent National Assembly, one that is able to decide its leadership and develop its agenda in line with the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC). I refrained from meddling in the affairs of the legislature and instead promoted a culture of mutual respect and collaboration between the two arms”President Buhari said