President Buhari pledges to deepen relationship between executive, legislature


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President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged his administration’s commitment to deepen relationship between the executive and the legislative arm of government for the general good of the society.

The President made the pledge during the presentation of 2018 budget proposal at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Tuesday.

According to him, cooperation between the two arms of government has become imperative in view of the fact that Nigeria is currently emerging from difficult economic period.

He said “this speech would be incomplete without commending the immense, patriotic and collaborative support of the National Assembly in the effort to move our great nation forward.

“I wish to assure you of strong commitment of the Executive branch to deepen relationship with the Legislature.

“Nigeria is currently emerging from very difficult economic period. If we all cooperate and support one another, we can consolidate on our exit from the recession and firmly position the country
for economic prosperity.’’

The president told the joint session of the National Assembly that projects presented within the 2018 budget estimate had been carefully selected and subjected to extensive consultations and stakeholder engagements.

He added that “as a government, we are determined to bring succour to our people, improve their lives and deliver on our promises to them.

“2018 is a crucial year as we strive to ensure that we consolidate our successes and institutionalise the policies and practices that drove this turnaround.

“I appeal to you to swiftly consider and pass the 2018 Appropriation Bill.” (NAN)

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