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We won’t compromise state legislature, judiciary autonomy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said efforts to ensure autonomy for state legislatures and judiciary will further strengthen democracy and deepen inclusiveness of citizens by guaranteeing…

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said efforts to ensure autonomy for state legislatures and judiciary will further strengthen democracy and deepen inclusiveness of citizens by guaranteeing fairness for ordinary Nigerians.

Buhari who spoke when he received the report of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy of State Legislature and Judiciary, said the government will study the report and take an appropriate decision.

“I went through a terrible time getting here for the three times I contested elections. That’s why I want to stabilise the system so that others will not pass through the same experience.

“Both young and ordinary Nigerians depend on leadership to ensure justice is always done. So, we must ensure that trust is not compromised. This administration will take the report seriously,” he said.

Presenting the report, chairman of the committee, immediate past Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said implementation of the recommendations will entrench constitutionalism, democratic principles, and separation of powers.

Malami said: “The recommendations clearly spell out that if uniform modules for implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and state judiciary are approved for implementation across 36 states, it will no doubt strengthen Nigeria’s democratic principles, practices, and public governance.”