President Muhammadu Buhari invited Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and other principal officers of the National Assembly to a fence-mending meeting at the Aso Rock Villa following the submitted the list ministerial nominees for clearance by the senate.
Saraki commended the initiative, saying regular parleys between the two arms of government were in the interest of all Nigerians.
He described the meeting as useful, adding that it was time for the lawmakers and everyone else to drop their partisan affiliation and work for the common good of the country.
According to him, “The meeting was an initiative of the President for an interaction with the leadership of the National Assembly. It was a very useful session, being the first one.
“This kind of interaction helps in ensuring smooth relationship between the two arms of government.
“We discussed a number of issues; some of the plans. The general commitment is that yes, the National Assembly has legislators from different parties but now we are representing Nigeria.
“We have a common goal to see that we work together for the interest of the country as a whole” he stated.