36 States Assembly Speakers Call For Executive Order On Legislative Autonomy

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Speakers of the 36 States House of Assemblies

The speakers led by the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly and Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa said the call became imperative to fast track the implementation.

Addressing State House Correspondents shortly after the meeting, Obasa said that although the amended 1999 Constitution had incorporated the independence and financial autonomy for state legislatures, it was not being implemented in many states.

He said a presidential intervention by way of an executive order would fast-track the implementation across the Federation.

According to him,“We urged the President to come in by executive order for this implementation to move faster.’’

The Speakers also called for the devolution of powers to the states and local governments through a review of the Exclusive Legislative list.