Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has granted financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
The President who broke the news on his Twitter handle granted the autonomy via a new Executive Order signed on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He added that his administration would continue to strengthen the principles of democratic governance in Nigeria.
“Based on the power vested in me under Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), I, today, signed into law Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 for the implementation of Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and State Judiciary.” he twitted.
The implementation of financial autonomy of the State Legislature and State Judiciary will strengthen the institutions at the State tier of Government.
The financial autonomy 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