Friday, 15 July 2016

Kalu Calls For Healthy Working Relationship Between Executive, Legislative Arms


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Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu
Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has called on members of the National Assembly to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, noting that a harmonious relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government is in the interest of Nigerians.
According to the former Governor, members of the red chambers should reconcile their internal differences amicable in order to focus on their legislative duties , adding that name- calling among themselves is dangerous for Nigeria’s democracy.
Kalu who is on a business trip to Belgium, made these remarks Wednesday  while addressing some members of the Belgian-Nigeria Business Association (BNBA)  led by Morris Leon  on the state of the Nigerian nation at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels.

He said, “Nigeria is gradually regaining the confidence of the international community as President Buhari’s efforts in fighting corruption and terrorism are yielding positive results. Within a year in office, Mr. President has through the armed forces curbed the activities of the dreaded book-haram sect and normalcy has now returned to the North East and other parts of the Northern Nigeria. President Buhari has also visited many developed countries to facilitate and strengthen business relationships with Nigeria.
“The investment destination in Africa is Nigeria. The country is blessed with untapped resources including a vast market owing to population of approximately 200 million people. I make bold to say that any investor that has not invested in Nigeria will regret in the nearest future. There are opportunities in agriculture, solid minerals, tourism and services among others. Currently, the Nigerian government is supporting initiatives aimed at diversifying the economy as against depending on oil”.
On the leadership crisis rocking the Nigerian Senate, Kalu noted that it is important for the Senators to settle their internal differences amicable and not lose focus on their legislative duties for which they were elected.
According to him, the purpose of the National Assembly is to make laws that will benefit the citizenry, pointing out that members of the red chambers have spent too much time on internal wrangling.

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