Jigawa governor signs state assembly’s autonomy law

Jigawa governor signs state assembly’s autonomy law

- The law establishing the financial autonomy of Jigawa state House of Assembly has been endorsed by the state governor, Muhammad Abubakar

- Ahmed Garba, deputy speaker of the Assembly, has explained purpose for the establishment of the law

- Garba said the state Assembly would start accessing fund for its budget without recourse to the executive

Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, the governor of Jigawa, has signed the law establishing the financial autonomy of the state House of Assembly.

Daily Trust reports that Ahmed Garba, deputy speaker of the Assembly, made this known on Thursday, December 27, in Dutse.

Garba who explained purpose for the establishment of the law stated that the state Assembly would start accessing fund for its budget without recourse to the executive.

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He added that the autonomy of the House would give rooms for robust discharging of lawmakers responsibilities.

According to him, “The legislative fund management law recently assented into law by the executive, provides autonomy for running and administration of financial budget of the assembly as provided in the constitutional amendments.

“The law gives the assembly right to access its funds as provided in the yearly budgets of the state directly from the consolidated revenue fund of the state. The assembly has also approved financial guidelines for proper management and utilisation of the fund.”

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In a related development, the state House of Assembly, had also passed the bill establishing the autonomy of the judiciary arm of government in the state.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had Musdapher Kaloma, special assistant on inter-governmental affairs to Governor Mohammad Badaru of Jigawa state resigned his appointment and membership of the All progressives Congress.

The governor's aide who contested the APC primary for the state House of Assembly but lost defected to the SDP. He accused Governor Badaru of imposing candidates on the party.

He argued that there was no ideological difference between the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as both lack internal democracy.

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