After several years of expectations, financial autonomy has finally been granted to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari granted the autonomy via a new executive order signed on Friday, May 22.
The president disclosed the news on Twitter.
“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 wrote.
He added that his administration would “continue to do everything to strengthen the principles and practice of democratic governance in Nigeria.”