President Muhammadu Buhari Monday resumed duties after his vacation.
In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President, a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity) said, has formally transmitted letters to the Senate and the House of Representatives, intimating the National Assembly “that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation.”
The President also, Monday, received briefing from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the State House.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday received the communication from President Buhari on his resumption of duty.
Speaking shortly after the letter was handed over to him by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (House of Reps) Hon. Suleiman Abdurhaman Kawu Sumaila, Dogara said he will read the letter to his colleague in plenary on Tuesday since the communication was meant for them.
“Tomorrow (Tuesday) I will read this to my colleagues on the floor of the House and thereafter make comments from there,” he said.
“However, permit me to thank you for working hard to ensure that there is harmonious working relationship between the Executive and the National Assembly.”
“In your own case I can say it was an appointment that we can truly say amounted to putting a round peg in a round hole or a square peg in a square hole.
“So no wonder we have seen to some extent some form of understanding between the National Assembly and the Presidency.
“We promise that we will cooperate more than we fight. Like I said before we will always fight and that has been the practice in all climes and ours cannot be an exception but we will cooperate more in the interest of our people rather than fight.”
While presenting the letter to the Speaker, Hon. Kawu Sumaila commended him for supporting the President and the Executive arm of government.