BUHARI TO NASS: WE MUST DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWERS TO END INSECURITY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on July 15, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has told members of the National Assembly that his regime is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book
President Buhari was speaking at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State Conference Centre, Abuja.
He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people to attract investment that drive innovations, provide jobs and create wealth.
President Buhari also used the occasion to hail the ninth National Assembly for discharging their legislative duties with maturity and competence, describing the legislature as full partners in national development.
He particularly commended the minority parties in the legislature for their cooperation and support for government programmes.
The President listed some legislative accomplishments of the ninth assembly ranging from returning of the budget cycle to January to December, the amendment of the companies and allied matters Act CAMA, the Nigeria Police Act, the Finance Act, the Deep offshore production sharing contract Act, amongst others.
President Buhari Commended the leadership of the National Assembly under Senate President Ahmed Lawan and speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila for their dedication throughout the challenging times. The President said he looked forward to continued collaboration and partnership between the executive and legislative arms of government, working together to achieve a shared vision of a peaceful and prosperous country