Tinubu Calls for Restraint in Oversight Functions, Emphasizes Harmony Between Legislature and Executive

By Milcah Tanimu

President Bola Tinubu has advocated for more restraint in the exercise of legislative oversight functions over the executive arm of government. He emphasized that such restraint would foster efficiency, effective service delivery, and promote good governance and accountability.

Speaking during the breaking of Ramadan fast with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and other House leaders in Abuja, Tinubu expressed concern over the manner in which various committees summon ministers and heads of agencies. He urged legislators to consider the primary duties and responsibilities of these officials, ensuring that their work is not disrupted or distracted.

While lauding the harmonious working relationship between the executive and the legislature, Tinubu praised the National Assembly’s ability to uphold good governance and its role in passing bills aimed at improving Nigerians’ welfare. He urged legislators to remember their constituencies and extend compassion to the less privileged during Ramadan.

Addressing the recent tragic killing of soldiers in Delta State, Tinubu extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen heroes and pledged that their sacrifices would never be in vain. He emphasized the need for a befitting burial and national honors for the fallen soldiers.

In response, Speaker Tajudeen Abbas emphasized the significance of forgiveness, generosity, and prayers during Ramadan. He called for unity in the nation and reiterated the House’s commitment to supporting Tinubu’s leadership.

Reflecting on the administration’s first 10 months, Speaker Abbas highlighted the continued collaboration between the executive and legislature for the progress of the country, affirming the House’s unwavering support for the President and his policies.


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