Govs Approve Common Template for Implementa­tion of Executive Order 10

- Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The 36 states governors yesterday approved a template for the implementa­tion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order 10 and financial autonomy for the state legislatur­es and judiciarie­s.

At the end of its meeting yesterday, the governors in a communique signed by the chairman of the forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said that they have approved a common template for the implementa­tion of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Parliament­ary Staff Associatio­n of

Nigeria (PASUN) on the implementa­tion of financial autonomy for the state legislatur­e and judiciary.

The governors said that the template was developed following a meeting of the State Attorneys General and Commission­ers of Finance which held on June 25, 2021 at the directive of the Forum.

Also, the communique said that the governors expressed concern on the certain clauses of the amended Nigerian Postal Service Bill, 2021 and Stamp Duties Collection approved by the Senate

The amendment of the bill seeks to remove the powers to administer and collect stamp duties from the relevant tax authoritie­s (Federal Inland Revenue Service or State Internal Revenue Service, depending on the nature of the transactio­n) to the Nigeria Postal Service.

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