President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, for always putting Nigeria’s interest above every other thing.
The President stated this on Sunday in Abuja in a statement to mark the Speaker’s 50th birthday anniversary.
President Buhari noted that he was impressed with Dogara’s rising political career and his leadership style at his relatively young age, adding that the Speaker’s performance had reinforced his confidence in the country’s youth.
“With Dogara’s performance as Speaker, fears that the country’s younger politicians have been pushed into background are unfounded,” the President said in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
He added that his administration would always encourage the younger generation.
President Buhari said that he was optimistic of closer working relationship with the legislature in order to fast track the implementation of critically important national policies and programmes.