We’ll ensure Executive Order 10 becomes operational — Gyang

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Istifanus Gyang, has said the 9th Senate will make sure the Executive Order 10 becomes operational.

Executive Order 10 which was recently signed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), seeks to grant financial autonomy to state assemblies and therefore the judiciaries.

Shortly after the order was signed, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, led some state governors to satisfy with some representatives of the federal on the matter.

Fayemi later said the President had agreed to delay the gazetting of Executive Order 10 to accommodate the concerns raised by the state governors.

But speaking on Saturday during the inauguration of a rural market project at Rahoss community in Riyom government Area of Plateau State, Gyang, who represents Plateau North, said the Senate would resist the move by the governors to truncate the chief Order 10.

He insisted that granting financial autonomy to state legislators would translate to more dividends of democracy for the people at the grass roots and wondered why the governors would prefer to go against the initiative.

Gyang said, “The state House of Assembly members in Plateau State and other states of the federation have a responsibility to deliver on the mandate given to them by the people.

“This responsibility has been difficult to fulfil over the years because they are doing not have an autonomy, aside from the very fact that lack of autonomy has been hindering the graceful operation of the separation of powers between the tiers of state , including checks and balances.

“That is why the chief Order 10 signed by Mr President to permit for financial autonomy for the state legislature and therefore the judiciary may be a welcome development. we would like our governors to be democrats and accountable to the people.

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