President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Fourth Alteration Bill that grants financial autonomy to State Judiciary and State Houses of Assembly into law.
This was disclosed to the State House correspondents on Friday by the Senior Special Assitant to the President on National Assembly Matters Senator Ita Enang
This means that the state judiciary and Houses of Assembly are now to directly receive from the federal government without the interference of state governors.
Senator Enang said, “I just want to inform you that His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari today assented to the Constitution Fourth Alteration Bill which grants financial autonomy and independence to the Houses of Assembly of the respective states and to the Judiciary of the respective states.
“Therefore upon this signature, the amounts standing to the credit of the judiciary are to be now be paid directly to the judiciary of those states, no more through the governors and no more from the governors.
“And then the amounts standing to the credit of the Houses of Assembly of the respective states are now to be paid directly to the Houses of Assembly of that state for the benefit of the legislators and the management of the States Houses of Assembly.”