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Financial Autonomy: Governors blackmailed State Assemblies

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna lawmaker has reacted to the signing of Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary into law.

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the order into law on Friday.

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

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This means that Nigerian States’ Legislature and Judiciary Arms no longer have to wait for Governors for funds but would be more independent.

Reacting, Sani took to his Twitter page commending Buhari’s move.

He described the signing of the executive order as a key to protecting democracy.

On his Twitter page, Sani wrote: “Financial autonomy for the states’ legislatures and judiciary is key to deepening,protecting and preserving democracy, justice at the state level.

“Achieving that through constitutional amendment always failed because the state assemblies were blackmailed by Governors to vote against it.”