Babangida appeals for cordial relationship among three arms of govt in Niger

By Priscilla Campbell,
Minna

Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has urged members of the Niger State House of Assembly to maintain good working relationship with the other two arms of government – the Executive and the Judiciary.
He said that the people of the state stand to benefit immensely if there was a healthy relationship between the Executive, Judiciary and the Legislature.

IBB, who stated this during a courtesy visit by the lawmakers at his Uphill Country residence in Minna, commended them on their performance so far in office, noting that it was up to the expectations of the people.

He said, "We have heard of states having a lack of synergy between the arms of government but in Niger State, that should not be your lot. Keep a good working relationship between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. You have been doing that and I want you to keep it up.
"I have been looking forward to meeting with you. I am proud to say that you have been doing well."
The elder statesman then enjoined them to initiate people-oriented programmes and projects and ensure that they carry the people along.
Besides, the Speaker of the Niger state House of Assembly, Abdullahi Bawa Wuse, had acknowledged the leadership role IBB had played, when he was the military President of Nigeria that ensured that it remained an indivisible entity.
"We are here to pay you a visit to get the blessings required to run the legislature and pilot the affairs of the Assembly effectively.
"We are here because we know your concern and commitment to the development of this state and Nigeria," he said.

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