By Ebun Sessou
LAGOS—THE Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to direct relevant government agencies to ensure prompt implementation of the new constitutional provision granting financial autonomy to the judiciary and state legislatures.
This came as the conference elected Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, as its new chairman.
The conference said this at its 2018 Second Quarter Conference held, in Lagos, at the weekend.
In a communiqué at the end of the conference, read by the Chairman, Electoral Committee and Communiqué Drafting Committee, Mr. Ahmed Guni, said: “Among other things, the conference reviewed and adopted the report of its special committee set up to facilitate an efficient and effective implementation of the financial autonomy law for the state legislatures and the judiciary.
“The conference also deliberated on topical national issues. The conference equally elected a new set of a national executive that will run the affairs of the conference.”
Guni, the Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, said: “The conference also resolved to call on the Federal Government to direct relevant government agencies to ensure prompt implementation of the new constitutional provision granting financial autonomy to the judiciary and state legislatures.
“At the end of the elections, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly emerged the new conference chairman.”
In his acceptance speech, Obasa, who described his election as a great honour and privilege, said: “This mandate is a sacred one and I intend to do everything within my power to protect its sanctity.”