Executive-Legislative feud: We have “robust mechanism” to resolve differences ― Lai Mohammed

Executive-Legislative feud: We have “robust mechanism” to resolve differences ― Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said whatever misunderstanding that may arise between the executive and the legislature are being addressed.

The Senate on Tuesday asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to immediately implement its resolutions, which included the removal of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

In the case of government’s non-compliance with the solutions, the Senate resolved to suspend confirmation of nominees until issues relating to the power of the Senate to confirm executive nominees as contained in the constitution are resolved.

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The Senate also asked Osinbajo to withdraw a statement credited to him that the Senate lacks the powers to confirm nominees.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by the acting President, Mohammed said the issue came up at the FEC meeting but is being addressed through the right mechanism.

Mohammed was accompanied to the briefing by the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami and the Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello.

He said: “We have an excellent mechanism for resolving issues between executive and legislature. That is being addressed.

“Whatever will be the misunderstanding between executive and legislature, there is mechanism for resolving it. So we are resolving it.”

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