Dogara urges Presidency to respect NASS resolutions
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stressed the need for the presidency to respect National Assembly resolutions.
He who stated this on Wednesday in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen further observed that the executive’s apathy to the resolutions of the National Assembly was not encouraging.
Said he; As to whether we are satisfied with the level of compliance with our resolutions, the answer is no. that is why in the last House we established a committee known as the Committee on Legislative Compliance and the essence of that Committee is to seek to compel compliance on resolutions of the Legislature and the Committee is working.”
“It is something we are aware of and doing everything possible to ensure that there is more compliance with the National Assembly resolutions through the instrumentality of that committee.” He further stated.
He urged the Executive to see the Legislature as partner and implement the decisions of the lawmakers.
Dogara however, noted that the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not failed Nigerians even as he debunked insinuations that he was on political exile in Abuja because of a face-off between him and his state’s, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.
Dogara said the disagreement with the governor was not personal but based on the fact that the governor has not lived up to his electoral promises. It has record of the resolutions that have been complied with and for those that have not complied with the resolutions of the National Assembly, what we are trying to do is to give the committee more bite”