El Rufai advocates financial autonomy for legislatures



Nasir-El-Rufai Kaduna state gov

Gov. Nasir says an Executive Bill will be sent to Kaduna House of Assembly on Wednesday seeking financial autonomy for the legislature.

“Our Bill will go to the House on Wednesday and I hope it will passed very quickly so that can put in the necessary framework as soon as possible,” he told newsmen.

He said that the move to enable the legislature to function more effectively and efficiently.

The news conference held on the side-lines of the on- 8th edition of the National and Assembly Service Commissions conference holding in Kaduna.

must preserve our democracy and consciously to it. And part of that development is granting the legislature financial autonomy,’’ the governor said.

He stressed that the executive arm of government in Kaduna had always been supporting the legislature.

“Kaduna House of Assembly will tell that have respect for their financial autonomy and solvency,’’ he said.

Gov. said the agitation by states Houses of Assembly for financial autonomy was “a welcome development.

The governor said that governments must the legislature and this could only be done through better funding and sharing of ideas.

He said the Kaduna conference would enable all states assemblies’ service commissions to brainstorm and proffer better strategies to support the legislature.’’

“I call on my colleague governors not to be scared of anything but to do what is right and things will better in the interest of everyone. are elected to serve the public and not to protect our personal interests,’’ stressed. (NAN)