President Muhammadu Buhari says he looks forward to a mutual working relationship with the ninth National Assembly towards improving the budgetary process and restoring the country to the January-December fiscal cycle.

This was made known in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

Shehu quoted Buhari as saying this when he received his old classmates of Katsina Middle School in 1953 , who came to congratulate him on his re-election for a second term, at his residence in Daura, Katsina State.

The President recounted how the delay in the passage of budgets hindered timely execution of projects across the country. He, however, expressed the hope that with the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC at the presidential election and majority seats in the ninth assembly, there will be efficiency of the process.