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Nasarawa Speaker calls Buhari a true democrat over financial autonomy for states assembly

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, on Monday, described President Muhammadu Buhari as a “true democrat” for signing into law the bill granting financial autonomy to state legislature.

The Speaker made this declaration in Lafia while reacting to the signing into law a bill granting financial autonomy for the legislature and judiciary as well as the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by the President.

According to Abdullahi, the action would reinforce our democracy, strengthen rule of law and the well-being of Nigerians.

He stated that the autonomy would also will aid good legislative duties and intensify performance of state lawmakers.

He said, “President Buhari is a courageous leader that has done what past democratically-elected presidents could not do by granting autonomy to state Houses of Assembly and Judiciary.

“This singular gesture will greatly change the future of Nigerians, deepen democracy and enhance good governance.”

The Speaker said further, “I will also like to observe that the declaration of June 12 and honour done to the acclaimed winner of 1993 Presidential election is a good omen for the country.

“It has also placed the President as a messiah that has come to deliver this nation from its emerging challenges.

“I commend the President for posthumously awarding the highest honour of GCFR to the late Chief MKO Abiola, his running mate, Amb. Babagana Kingibe and late Gani Fawehinmi SAN with GCON.

“President Buhari deserves commendation for these gestures.”

He called on the Nigerians to support the president during the 2019 general elections and to also pray for the president to secured a brighter future for the country.

Abdullahi urged the President not to be bewildered by the trouble makers, saying that God and majority of Nigerians were solidly behind him in his quest to take Nigeria to a greater height.

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