President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated an Executive/Legislative party consultative committee.
The committee’s job is mainly to smoothen relations between the Executive and Legislature.
When delivering his speech at the inauguration, President Buhari admitted that unnecessary dissensions within the party had caused the All Progressives Congress many seats during elections.
He said the Executive is looking forward to the schemes and programs this newly formed alliance will deliver to the Nigerian people.
Though it is not clear how many people make up the committee, it is headed by the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo; members are drawn from the leadership of the National Assembly, the leadership of the APC, and officials from the Executive.
In attendance at the inauguration on Monday were Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, the Deputy Senate-President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others in attendance included the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the acting Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
The SGF, Boss Mustapha, said in his opening remarks at the inauguration, that the committee will bring better cooperation between the executive and legislature, so the Buhari administration can deliver on its promises to the people.
In a briefing after the inauguration, Senate President Lawan said both the Executive and Legislature will no longer condone appointees of the President who bring infamy to the administration by abusing the legislature.
He assured that the synergy between the newly inaugurated consultative committee will ensure both arms of government speak with one voice.
However, he promised that the expected synergy will not deteriorate the function of checks and balances, a principle the legislature is committed to.