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Buhari warns MDAs against disrespecting the national assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against disrespecting the national assembly.

Buhari issued the warning hours after the management staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) walked out on a house of representatives panel.

At a meeting with Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on Thursday, Buhari acknowledged the role of the legislature towards nation building.

A statement from Garba Shehu, his spokesman, said the president as emphasising his utmost respect for the national assembly.

According to Shehu, Buhari said “any disrespect to the institution by any member of the executive branch will not be accepted”.

“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,” he also said.

“The President and the leaders of the National Assembly recognized and acknowledged that the Executive and Legislative arms of government are essential partners in the fulfillment of their mutually aligned goal of improving the lives of the Nigerian people.”

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