Executive order 10 will reduce burden on me –Bauchi Gov

By Rukayat Akanbi

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BAUCHI State Governor, Bala Mohammed has said that the financial autonomy for state legislature and judiciary will reduce his burden.

Mohammed said this on Tuesday while inaugurating a 21-man panel to work out modalities on the implementation of the Presidential Order 10 granting financial autonomy to the State legislature and judiciary.

Mohammed has given the panel headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sabiu Baba to report back in two or three weeks.

The Committee constitutes members of the State House of Assembly, Judiciary and government agencies and parastatals. The Governor said: “This is a welcome development and of course there is a serious implication and other insinuations that must be brought to the front burner, to the public in terms of transparency and good governance.

“We are not afraid of doing things properly, the legislature is the most important arm of government that is there under democracy. Under military rule, all the arms are there except legislature.”

Mohammed asked the panel to determine sharing formula of the allocation from the Federal Government. He sought to know whether allocations for various arms will come from Abuja or at the state treasury.

He said “it is important that these two arms of government have financial autonomy because I will be saved from problem of management. Insistent coming to government house or resort to the Office of SSG (by the two arms).

“I want them to have their autonomy so that I can have my peace and I will know that some of these responsibilities bestowed on various heads –the CJ and Speaker.” 

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