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 The reason
behind failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $30billion loan request
at the Senate as Senator Bukar Mustapha (APC, Katsina North) said is because of  lack of regular interface and communication
between the executive and legislative arms of government.

 

Daily Trust reported that, the vice chairman
senate committee on power urged President Buhari to adopt former
President Shehu Shagari style in relating with the National Assembly. 
 
Buhari’s loan request was rejected on Tuesday following the non-
inclusion of the details of the loan. His Medium Term Expenditure
Framework (MTEF) was also rejected on Thursday over same reason.
“I can remember during Shagari administration, the leadership of
the Executive and the National Assembly always meet to iron out issues,”
he said. 
 
Bukar said, “You can’t bring the issue of $30 billion loan without
first of all discussing it internally with the leadership of the
National Assembly and whoever that needs to be discussed with.
 
“It is not an issue of just transmitting a letter, I think it is
beyond that. This is one of the sensitivities that we need to look at to
ensure that whenever, we are bringing letters to the National Assembly,
there are no mistakes. You can see letters are being transmitted with
mistakes.”
 
Bukar who represents Buhari’s indigenous senatorial district said
there was need for the leadership of the two arms to sit together and
work out how the relationship can be solidified.
 
“I think there is a problem with the liaison between the executive
and the National Assembly. All these rest on the shoulders of whoever is
in charge of making sure we are provided with the correct information,”
he said.  
Bukar stressed that the president had good intentions for the
country adding that “last year we had issues with the budget which
dragged for long and it was unnecessary.  I hope it won’t happen again
this year with these kinds of mistakes that are happening. There are
lots of good intentions on the part of the president but those who are
working with him must improve on their capabilities.”
Source: Daily Trust

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