Senate President Ahmad Lawan, says the Senate under his leadership is not a rubber-stamp legislature as against what critics say.
The Senate President made the comment in an interview with DAILY TRUST published on Monday.
Lawan disclosed that the senate had on several occasions disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, said the Senate and Executive had found a way of going behind the scene to settle their differences.
Buhari had a frosty relationship with the Senate under the leadership of the immediate past leader, Bukola Saraki.
However, Lawan while speaking with Daily Trust said: “Do you know that we have disagreed with Mr. President, the executive arm of government, many times?
“People don’t know, because what we have adopted is to go behind the scenes and solve our problems.”
Lawan also maintained that the Senate under his leadership has experienced better service delivery to Nigerians.
He added: “I have also witnessed better service delivery to the people when there was cooperation and mutual respect between the two arms.
“I think I will be unfair to myself, to the people and to the senators who elected me to choose right from the beginning to just fight in the name of independence of the legislature.”