06 Oct Buhari urges for patience and engagement of the process over legislation
At the Joint Executive-Legislative Leadership Retreat, held at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari urged Nigerians to be patient with government over any legislation they have misgivings about and rather engage the process in line with democratic processes.
He also recommended the establishment of a technical committee to work out synergy to consolidate Executive/Legislature relationship and strengthen gains recorded, particularly the ongoing effort to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years.
He recalled that the collaboration enjoyed from the leadership of the National Assembly had made it easier for the government to set and realize development goals, and respond to changes in the economy faster like the Coronavirus pandemic that necessitated review of the 2020 budget.
”I will therefore suggest that a Technical Committee be established after this retreat to harmonise these critical and strategic documents to help improve synergy and coordination,’’ he said
Buhari explained that the National Steering Committee will facilitate the linkage between policy-plans and budget in a manner that will help lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the next 10 years.
According to him, “Some of the gains recorded from working together also include: accelerated passage of the 2020 Budget and its review in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, timely confirmation of nominees, and passage of critical legislations by the National Assembly”