[Abuja]–President Muhammadu Buhari has established a committee to look into repairing the bond between the members of the executive arm and those of the legislature.
Recently, the executive and legislative arm have faced been faced by issue related to power tussle, series of summons, rejections, suspension and other forms of disagreements.
He made this known during the meeting of the Federal Executive Council which he presided over, on Wednesday. However, it was the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this to journalists after the meeting.
Giving further insight into the composition of the committee, Mohammed said it would be chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
He added that all ministers who were at a time members of the National Assembly are members of the committee.
He said the the two Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang (Senate); and Samaila Kawu House of Representatives) are also members.
The minister also said ministers who have personal relationships with the federal lawmakers were also co-opted into the committee.
According to Lai Muhammad, “the executive is also concerned that the relationship between the two arms of government is not as smooth as it is supposed to be.
“In any democracy, it is a continuous struggle for balancing between the Executive and the Legislature because each of them are creatures of the law.
“We must strive at all times to ensure that there is that balance, amity and smooth relationship.
“Just today at the Federal Executive Council meeting, the issue was discussed and a committee is already working on ensuring that we resolve all these outstanding issues”, he said.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg