President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be patient with any law of the land they had misgivings about, adding that national policies shouldn’t be treated with antagonism but that aggrieved citizens should “engage the process in line with democratic practices.”
The President stated this in a remark at the opening of the two-day joint executive-legislative leadership retreat with the theme, ‘Promoting effective executive-legislative partnership, finding a middle ground’, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the process of law making and governance was dynamic and evolving, adding- “Let me also remind our common patriots, gentlemen and women, that the process of law making and governance is dynamic and ever evolving.
“I will seek their indulgence to be patient with any legislation or law which they have certain misgivings about and engage the process in line with democratic practices.
“Our interest is sincere promotion of our collective will and aspiration to build a nation- where justice, peace, and progress are the norm.”
He said the principle of separation of powers as enshrined in the Constitution was designed to enable all arms of government to work together in cooperative and collaborative manner, through executive and legislative engagements.