The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration issued the ‘Executive Order No- 0010’, in order to deepen democracy from grassroots and ensure effective implementation of the doctrine of separation of powers.
Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the HAGF’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, 9th June, 2020.
Malami said the re-enforcement of the constitutional provisions on the autonomy of the state legislature and judiciary as contained in Section 121(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria necessitated the Executive Order No 0010.
He noted with appreciation that Governors of the 36 States of the Federation had agreed to the constitutionality of the autonomy of the state legislature and judiciary, maintaining that the essence of the Order was to see to the implementation of the autonomy.
While congratulating Nigerians on the landmark historic achievement geared towards engendering democratic principles at the grassroots, the Minister called for more inter-agency support for the Order which he said would accelerate the development, Nigerian masses had been clamoring for.
In furtherance of the implementation of the Order, the Federal Government and Nigerian Governors’ Forum are jointly working on modalities for effective implementation of the order.
Malami said the Executive Order implementation Committee will incorporate valuable submissions from Governor’s Forum and other
stakeholders with a view to seeing practicable implementation of the Executive Order.
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