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‘Let Them Do The Job’ – Tinubu Kicks Against Summoning Of MDAs, Agencies’ Heads


President Bola Tinubu has advised members of the National Assembly to limit summoning heads of ministries, departments, and agencies before parliamentary committees.

Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential Spokesperson, in a statement, said President Tinubu disclosed this while speaking at the breaking of the Ramadan fast on Wednesday in Abuja with the Speaker of the House of Representatives,Tajudeen Abbas, and the leadership of the House.


According to Tinubu, while oversight is essential for maintaining transparency and accountability in governance, excessive summoning of officials can disrupt operations and hinder service delivery to citizens.

He, therefore, urged lawmakers to show discretion in exercising their oversight functions.


“I have been watching various committees summoning ministers and heads of agencies. I have complained to the Speaker about letting the poor breathe. Let these people do the job.


“We are not saying that you are not influential. We are not saying you cannot do your oversight. However, consider the primary duty of each agency, its personnel, or the responsibilities of the Governor of the Central Bank or the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance to you and the nation.

“If they are distracted or disturbed, we may shift parliamentary sitting all night. We must find a way to accommodate one another.


“This is an appeal to you. See if you can accept representatives in some instances or even documentation,” the President said.

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