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Tambuwal signs bills on judiciary, legislatur­e financial autonomy

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Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State yesterday signed into law two bills that granted financial autonomy for legislativ­e and judicial arms of government in the state.

Speaking, Tambuwal chided those blaming governors over the financial autonomy of these arms of government, reiteratin­g that the Executive Order number 10 was inconseque­ntial.

“Over the years, there have been unsubstant­iated claims that governors don’t want financial autonomy for these arms of government.

“We all believe in the autonomy of these arms of government. We said it but the majority of people prefer to hear from the other side.

“No governor in Nigeria is against financial autonomy for legislatur­e and judiciary, because it is a constituti­onal issue. We don’t need any executive order to implement the constituti­onal provision.

“The president was misguided into issuing executive order 10, because it is undemocrat­ic, unconstitu­tional,” he said.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Aminu Achida, said: “We are here to get assent to two bills on financial autonomy for Assembly and Judiciary in this very difficult time.”

He assured the governor of continuous support to deliver on his promises.

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