Saraki, Dogara Meet To Forge Common Front

By Nuel Suji – The leadership of both chambers of the National Assembly met Thursday evening in a move to further unite the two arms of the federal legislature and get them to take common position on issues.
The meeting which lasted for two and a half hours in the private residence of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki was attended by members of the Senate leadership and their counterparts in the House of Representatives led by Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
The legislative leaders discussed and agreed that the two chambers should always take common position and present a united front on all national issues by seeking to harmonize their stands.
The economic recession in the country was discussed and it was agreed that the House should also take time to deliberate on the development and come out with recommendations that can help the executive arm of government in reviving the ailing national economy. The various positions are to be harmonized.
“Also, we agreed to fast-track the various bills awaiting concurrence in the two chambers before they are presented to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. We also deliberated on the need to create better working relationship and hold regular meetings so that we can always be on the same page on all issues”, a legislator who participated in the meeting said.


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