President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the harmonious relationship between the executive and legislature.
Mr Buhari who spoke at the presentation of the 2021 budget estimates to the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Thursday in Abuja, stressed the need to further deepen the relationship.
He said: “Mr Senate President, Mr Speaker, distinguished and honourable members, let me use this opportunity to, again, commend your firm commitment towards ensuring a very harmonious and productive relationship with the executive.”
The President said that he believed the legislative process would be expedited to ensure its prompt passage to sustain the restoration of a predictable January – December fiscal year.
Mr Buhari added that he had directed all Ministers and Heads of Agencies to be available for budget defence.
“Let me re-emphasise that Nigerians expect that the 2021 budget will contain only implementable and critical projects, which when completed, will significantly address current structural challenges of the economy,” he said.
He commended the National Assembly for its support in steering the nation’s economy in this very challenging times, while expressing commitment to sustaining the partnership.
According to him, working together will help them to jointly deliver on their joint mandate to the people.