774,000 Jobs: Lawan, Gbajabiamila meet Buhari

-Peculiar Ajibola

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday met with the President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) at the President villa at Abuja.

The meeting centred on the recent argument that arose between the National Assembly and Minister of state, labour and employment Festus Keyamo, over the proposed 774,000 jobs.

Recall that Keyamo has engaged members of the Senate and House of Representatives committee on a shouting match on the matter.

While the National Assembly ordered Keyamo to suspend the recruitment, the minister had on Tuesday said Buhari has directed him to continue with the process.

The statement incensed the Federal lawmakers who mandated their leaders to meet the President over the issue.

During an interview with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the President Lawan warned that going forward the National Assembly will no longer tolerate attitude of government officials that may lead to a hostile relationship with the executive.

Lawan who spoke in the presence of Gbajabiamila, noted that the current National Assembly has so far had cordial relationship with the Executive arm attributing it with the President.

He also stated that the cordial relationship between the Executive and Legislative arm had been particularly forged so as to better deliver quality leadership to Nigerians .

He said, if you are the appointee of the President, you are suppose to be reflective of the attitude of the President towards the National Assembly.

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