The Senate President Bukola Saraki has stated that the senate is neither a rubber stamp or expected to be one.
From his twitter handle @Bukola Saraki
“For one, it jars when the National Assembly strives to carry out its legislative functions as mandated by the Constitution, only to be met with discordant tunes or administrative intransigence. I am not certain that we are sufﬁciently mindful of the simple fact that the National Assembly is not some rubber-stamp of executive action. Quite the contrary, the Legislature is a co-equal of the Executive and the Judiciary.”