By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has described the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as one of today’s most influential politicians in Nigeria.
He also said that he (Saraki) had made tremendous contributions to growth of the country.
President Buhari made the remarks while felicitating with the Senate President on the occasion of his 54th birthday anniversary today.
In a goodwill message to the celebrant put forward by the presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said the Senate President was “one of the most influential politicians of our time who has made tremendous impact on the country.”
Buhari also noted that Saraki has 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 calls for closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature to ensure the smooth implementation of government policies and programmes.
According to 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 may 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.”