- The importance of President Buhari's Executive Order 10 has been revisited in the wake of the PASAN/JUSUN nationwide industrial action
- The issue was brought up again by the Lagos state House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 27
- Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the House, called on governors to uphold the Nigerian constitution by implementing the order
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The Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) has been called upon to implement Executive Order 10 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari which allowed total autonomy of the legislative and judicial arms of all levels of government.
The call was made on Tuesday, April 27, to the NGF by the Lagos state House of Assembly during its plenary presided over by the speaker, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, Obasa, making his submission, saluted the firmness of the striking Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN).
The speaker said:
"I commend PASAN at the Lagos State House of Assembly for permitting us have our own sittings in this hallowed chamber. I sincerely commend the boldness and sincerity of purpose of both PASAN and JUSUN."
Expressing gratitude to lawmakers in the state who fought hard to secure autonomy for the House back in 2003, Obasa also thanked the administrations of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Babajide Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu for sustaining the liberty.
He noted that Delta is another state in the country that is enjoying this constitutional right.
However, not satisfied with this, the speaker called on governors across states to make sure the president's order is followed to the letter, adding that this is one of the right steps towards real restructuring and devolution of power.
"We are talking about restructuring and devolution of power, but these should start from the states.
The Lagos lawmaker explained that without full authority for other arms of the federal government apart from the executive, there is no basis for democracy.
Recall that President Buhari had stepped in to end the strike enacted by the leadership of JUSUN.
The president on Friday, April 23, ordered Ibrahim Gambari and Chris Ngige to address the issues raised by JUSUN with a view to ending the nationwide strike.