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Buhari signs bill giving State Houses of Assembly, State Judiciary fiscal independence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed into Law a Constitution Amendment Bill that provides for the funding of State Houses of Assembly and State Judiciaries directly from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).

The Bill, now an Act of the National Assembly, alters Section 121 of the 1999 Constitution.

The purpose of this Bill is to promote the fiscal independence of the Legislative and Judicial Arms of state governments.

The legislatures and judiciary in the states will now get funds due to them directly instead of through the Executive arm of the States.

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