Buhari bows to governors’ pressure over Financial autonomy
Buhari bows to governors’ pressure over Financial autonomy

President Buhari has bowed to pressure from the Nigeria Governors’ Forum over the executive order 10 pronouncement – The state governors, under the NGF platform, had kicked at provisions of the order describing it as an unnecessary move – The order, which was announced by the president on Friday, May 22, granted financial autonomy to state assemblies and judiciary

Following the concerns of Nigerian governors who kicked against the executive order 10, President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to stop the implementation pending the time they are sorted out. This was disclosed by Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti state governor and chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Monday, June 8, after a meeting with the president’s representatives.

Recall that President Buhari granted the autonomy on Friday, May 22, which mandated the state governor to always include the allocations of the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets

According to  the federal government at a meeting organized by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the president’s chief of staff, between representatives of the NGF, led by its chairman, said the gazetting of the order would be delayed

President Buhari has agreed to delay the implementation of executive order 10 after governors expressed concerns. Source: Twitter Fayemi went on to note that the Nigerian leader agreed that the implementation would be delayed after listening to the concerns of the governors about the executive order .