*Urges cooperation between executive, legislature
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on the occasion of his 54th birthday anniversary on December 19, 2016.
In a goodwill message to the celebrant, according to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President describes the Senate President as “one of the most influential politicians of our time who has made tremendous impact on the country.”
President Buhari noted that Senator Saraki had successfully kept the memory of his late father alive by identifying with the grassroots in his home state.
While wishing the Senate President many more prosperous years ahead, the President called for closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature to ensure the smooth implementation of government policies and programmes.
According to President Buhari, despite the principle of separation of powers, both arms of government should be united in the promotion of the common good of the people.
He noted that whatever differences that might occasionally arise between the two branches of government should not be allowed to compromise their common goals of promoting the greater progress and development of Nigeria.