- Lai Mohammed has revealed that there are mechanism in place to resolve misunderstanding between executives and legislative
- The Senate has resolved to stop all confirmation hearings for nominees forwarded by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
- The minister of Information also confirmed that the issue was discussed at the Federal Executive Meeting held earlier today Wednesday July 5
Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's minister of Information and Culture, has insisted that the country's executive arm has a ” robust mechanism” in resolving issues between it and the legislative arm of government.
The minister made this known to State House correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Premium Times reports.
At the FEC meeting which was held inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday July 5, Lai Mohammed said the senate resolution to stop all confirmation hearings for nominees forwarded by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo came up.
The Nigerian Senate had on Tuesday put a stop to all confirmation hearings until contentious issues surrounding their powers to confirm appointees are resolved.
Speaking on the contentions issue, Lai Mohammed said the the order from the Senate was discussed: “It came up” adding, “We have an excellent strategy in dealing with issues with the national assembly.”
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“Whatever may be the misunderstanding or problem between the National Assembly and Executive, we have an excellent mechanism of dealing with it,” he said.
NAIJ.com had reported that members of the Senate called for the suspension of consideration and confirmation of appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari over a comment credited to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo that executive appointments did not require legislative approval based on Section 171 of the Constitution.
NAIJ.com reports that protests came from the lawmakers when a letter from Osinbajo asking the Senate to confirm the nomination of Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila as Chairman of the National Lottery Commission, which was read by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary.
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