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Presidency Directs Ministers and Heads of MDAs to respect NASS.

Nigeria's President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has given a stern warning to all his appointees that he would not accept any act of disrespect to the National Assembly.

The directive was contained in a statement handed down by SSA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, when the President received the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

It will be recalled that recently the National Assembly and the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, are embroiled over the proposed 774,000 LGA jobs.

The minister had engaged members of the Senate and House of Representatives committee in a shouting match on the matter. But according to the statement, the President has asked his ministers and all heads of MDAs to conduct themselves in ways that will not undermine the National Assembly as an institution, its leadership or members.

The statement read, “In the course of their conversation, recent events at the National Assembly were highlighted and the President re-emphasised his utmost respect for the National Assembly, adding that any disrespect to the institution by any member of the executive branch will not be accepted.

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