Dogara meets Buhari, says executive, legislature crisis unavoidable
House of Representatives Speaker,Yakubu Dogara on Monday described the crisis between the legislature and the executive as unavoidable. Addressing State House reporters after meeting with…
House of Representatives Speaker,Yakubu Dogara on Monday described the crisis between the legislature and the executive as unavoidable.
Addressing State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari,the speaker said crisis was an opportunity for both arms of government to begin afresh.
Dogara also viewed crisis as an opportunity to set new boundaries, examine things in a new way.
President Buhari had last Wednesday set up a committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to resolve all outstanding issues with the Senate.
Such issues include the suspension of the confirmation of the nominations of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners and the rejection of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Commenting on the rift between the executive and the Senate over Magu,Dogara said the legislature and the executive could only be remembered for solving problems, not avoiding them.
"You might look at it as crisis, but I don’t look at it as crisis. You know I’ve always said that as a government, our value will be the problems we have solved. We can’t be remembered for avoiding or running away from problems. It is only when we provide solutions to some of the things you refer to as crisis and we look at it as opportunities to begin the new that people will now remember us for putting down enduring legacies.
But when we run away from everything that appears to be trouble,we will not make it," he said.