FG suspends implementation of financial autonomy for states’ legislature, judiciary


President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the implementation of the Executive Order 10 which he recently signed to grant financial autonomy to state assemblies and judiciary.

The decision was reached after a meeting between governors, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, and some ministers in Abuja on Monday.

Briefing state house correspondents on the outcome, Governor of Ekiti and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, said the governors had expressed reservations over the order.

Fayemi said after listening to their concerns about the constitutionality of the new order, the president agreed that the gazetting of the order would be delayed pending further consultations.

Fayemi added that the governors have also been consulting with speakers of state assemblies in order to resolve the situation amicably.


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