GOVS: WE’RE NOT OPPOSED TO AUTONOMY FOR JUDICIARY, LEGISLATURE

Written by on July 24, 2020

GOVERNORS OF THE 36 STATES OF THE FEDERATION HAVE DEBUNKED CLAIMS THAT THEY ARE AGAINST PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S EXECUTIVE ORDER 10 OF 2020, GRANTING FINANCIAL AUTONOMY TO STATE JUDICIARY AND LEGISLATURE.

THE GOVERNORS, IN A COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF THEIR VIRTUAL MEETING, HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNORS’ FORUM (NGF), SAID THEY WERE STILL IN TALKS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE SOME CONTENTIOUS ISSUES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 10.

THE COMMUNIQUÉ SIGNED BY THE NGF CHAIRMAN AND EKITI STATE GOVERNOR, DR. KAYODE FAYEMI, SAID“THERE WERE ONGOING CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE THE CONTENTIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER 10.

THE STATE GOVERNORS EXPRESSED THAT THEY ARE INTEGRALLY NOT OPPOSED TO THE AUTONOMY OF THE JUDICIARY AND THE LEGISLATURE.”

THE GOVERNORS ALSO DELIBERATED ON THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF OTHER FUNDS TO HELP CLOSE THE FINANCING GAP CREATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, INCLUDING THE 100 MILLION DOLLAR COVID-19 SUPPORT FROM THE WORLD BANK AND THE N1 BILLION TO EACH STATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO FUND HEALTH MITIGATION MEASURES AND REFUNDS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR FEDERAL ROADS CONSTRUCTED OR REHABILITATED BY THE STATES.

THE MEETING ALSO DISCUSSED THE GOVERNORS’ COLLABORATIONS WITH THE EU/UN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE AND ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND PROTECTION FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN.


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