Buhari Signs Financial Autonomy Order, Gives States Legislature, Judiciary Independent

2 months ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary Order, 2020.

The Special Assistant on Media to Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Umar Gwandu made this known in a statement.

The development means that Nigerian States’ Legislature and Judiciary Arms no longer have to wait for Governors for funds.

Gwandu recalled that a Presidential Implementation Committee was constituted to fashion out strategies and modalities for the implementation of financial autonomy for the State Legislature and State Judiciary in compliance with section 121(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended); taking into considerations all other applicable laws, instruments, conventions and regulations, which provides for financial autonomy at the state tier of government.

Gwandu said the implementation of financial autonomy of the State Legislature and State Judiciary will strengthen the institutions at the State tier of Government. He noted that it will also make them more independent and accountable in line with the tenets of democracy as enshrined by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended).

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