Allow my ministers work, Tinubu laments legislative summons 

President Bola Tinubu has called on legislators to minimize summoning of his appointed officials so they can perform in office.

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President Bola Tinubu has lamented what he sees as a high amount of summonings of his ministers by the National Assembly. 

The president who spoke while breaking Ramadan fast on Wednesday in Abuja with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and the leadership of the House, appealed to lawmakers to allow his appointees work. 

The president said he was aware of numerous summoning of heads of ministries, departments, and agencies before parliamentary committees.

He added that oversight was a key function of the legislature but that excessive summonings could lead to interruptions of executive work. 

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He said: 

”I have been watching various committees summoning ministers and heads of agencies. I have complained to the Speaker to let the poor breathe. Let these people do the job. We are not saying that you are not influential. We are not saying you cannot do your oversight. But consider the primary duty of each agency, its personnel, or the responsibilities of the Governor of the Central Bank or the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance to you and the entire nation.

”If they are distracted or disturbed, maybe we will shift parliamentary sitting all through the night. We must find a way to accommodate one another. This is an appeal to you. See if you can accept representatives in some instances or even documentations,” the President said.

The president announced that soldiers killed in DG he recent Delta state incident would be given honors. 


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