9th n’assembly gave me required support to deliver my promises to Nigerians— Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says the 9th national assembly
gave him the required support to fulfil his promises to Nigerians.
Buhari spoke on Thursday at the inauguration of the
permanent site of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies
(NILDS) in Abuja.
Buhari described the 9th national assembly as one of the
most productive in terms of output and outcome.
The President did not make reference to the 8th parliament,
but the presidency has often stated that it didn’t get the support of the
national assembly led by Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara.
Buhari said he refrained from meddling in the affairs of the
legislature to encourage their independence.
“This 9th assembly will be remembered as one of the most
productive in terms of output and outcome,” Buhari said.
“Again, I thank the leadership of the national assembly for
giving me the support required to deliver on my promises to Nigerians.
“From the moment of
my election in 2015 and subsequently, I supported the idea of an independent
national assembly — one that is able to decide its leadership and develop its
agenda in line with the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I refrained from meddling in the affairs of the legislature
and instead promoted a culture of mutual respect and collaboration between the
Buhari said the nation is endowed n many ways, adding that
the teeming population remains its greatest asset.
“Nigeria is immensely endowed in many ways. Our single
greatest asset is the people of this nation,” he said.
“Our teeming youth
population provides the labour force we need to industrialise and develop our
economy. This underscores the need for more investment in human capacity
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