So just yesterday, we told you that President Muhammadu Buhari signed 8 bills into law after a 45-minute-long closed-door meeting between him and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Today, Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters has released a statement asking us to note the fact that this administration – the 8th Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari – has successfully passed 30 bills into law within one year and 6 months adding that it surpasses any record made by any government in Nigeria since the advent of our democracy.
According to Senator Ita Enang, “it is wise for us to say congratulations to Mr President, the legislature and the judiciary.’’
Anyway, our theory is that this all has something to do with the 2017 budget. Not necessarily in a bad way. Senator Enang while talking about the 2017 budget process, he promised that it will not create controversies “in view of improved level of consultation between the legislature and executive.”