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March 30, 2017


Federal Executive Council (FEC) has set up a committee to resolve outstanding issues between executive and legislative arms of the government, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said.

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Mr. Mohammed told reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that the executive is concerned about its deteriorating relationship with the National Assembly.

“The executive is also quite worried and quite concerned that the relationship between the two arms of government is not as smooth as it is supposed to be”, he said.

“In any democracy, it is a continuous struggle for balancing between the executive and the legislature because each of them is a creation of the law.

“We must strive at all times to ensure that there is that balance, amity and smooth relationship.

“Just today at the Federal Executive Council meeting, this matter was discussed and a committee is already working on ensuring that we resolve all these outstanding issues.’’

The Senate on Tuesday suspended confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners over what it described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sack Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

The upper chamber also on Tuesday summoned chairman of the presidential committee on anti-corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, whom it accused of making derogatory remarks against the Senate.

Sagay was quoted by Punch newspaper as describing the senate’s refusal to confirm the re-nomination of Mr. Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC as “childish and irresponsible”.

The Senate also turned back the comptroller-general of Customs, Hameed Ali, (an appointee of the President) for not appearing in Customs uniform.

Senators, by a voice vote, had directed him to return to the National Assembly on Wednesday, March 22, in proper uniform designated for the office of Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service.

House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education also summoned the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to explain why the permanent secretary of his Ministry, Jamila Shuara, refused to appear before the House of over her extension of service.

deral Executive Council (FEC) has set up a committee to resolve outstanding issues between executive and legislative arms of the government, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said.

Mr. Mohammed told reporters after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that the executive is concerned about its deteriorating relationship with the National Assembly.

“The executive is also quite worried and quite concerned that the relationship between the two arms of government is not as smooth as it is supposed to be”, he said.

“In any democracy, it is a continuous struggle for balancing between the executive and the legislature because each of them is a creation of the law.

“We must strive at all times to ensure that there is that balance, amity and smooth relationship.

“Just today at the Federal Executive Council meeting, this matter was discussed and a committee is already working on ensuring that we resolve all these outstanding issues.’’

The Senate on Tuesday suspended confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners over what it described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sack Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

The upper chamber also on Tuesday summoned chairman of the presidential committee on anti-corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, whom it accused of making derogatory remarks against the Senate.

Sagay was quoted by Punch newspaper as describing the senate’s refusal to confirm the re-nomination of Mr. Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC as “childish and irresponsible”.

The Senate also turned back the comptroller-general of Customs, Hameed Ali, (an appointee of the President) for not appearing in Customs uniform.

Senators, by a voice vote, had directed him to return to the National Assembly on Wednesday, March 22, in proper uniform designated for the office of Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service.

House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education also summoned the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to explain why the permanent secretary of his Ministry, Jamila Shuara, refused to appear before the House of over her extension of service.

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