The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria tries to obey the constitution of the country.
He disclose this on Thursday when he received speakers of state assemblies at the presidential villa in Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
In a statement revealed by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the constitution must be obeyed, or altered to reflect the dynamics and realities of the country.
The President said the autonomy of state legislature has been constrained by the constitution.
Buhari urges the lawmakers to always put the interest of the people first in all they do.
He said “I try as much as I can to always be loyal and obedient to the constitution so long as it is humanly possible, ”
“The 8th National Assembly sometimes kept the budget for seven months. And I had to call the Senate President and the Speaker then. I told them by delaying passage of the budget you are not hurting Buhari, but the people.
“We have in the last four years dedicated significant resources to key social services sectors especially in health, education as well as our massive social investment programs. We have also started restoring our infrastructure to levels that this country expects, ” he said.
“I also want to assure you that we remain committed to ensuring that equity and fairness prevail in governance. I will ensure that we consult your conference to further enhance the positive impact of our interventions across the country,” he added.