Financial Autonomy : PASAN To Shut Down State

By Sunday Ahgu – Lafia

The Parliamentary  Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), has threatened to shut down states of the Federation if the implementation of the financial autonomy of the  state Houses of Assembly  is not implemented. 

National President  of the association Comrade Mohammed Usman made this known in Lafia when he led other National officials of the  association on a courtesy visit on the Speaker, Nasarawa  State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.

Comrade Usman said that the implementation  of the financial autonomy  for the state Houses of Assembly  would strengthen the institution, legislative  duties of the state lawmakers and  would ensure optimal productivity by staff of  the  state Houses of Assembly.

Usman appreciated the  speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi for living above board and continue  maintaining good working relationship with the staff of the association  in the state and  called for its sustenance.

The national president of the association assured of his determination to ensure a robust relationship with government at all levels for accelerated development  across the country.

Responding, Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the officials  of the association for the visit.

The speaker who was represented by his deputy, Nehemiah Tsentse Dandaura also said  that the financial autonomy of the state legislators would boost productivity among the legislators and staff.

It would be recalled that on May 22, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari  in Abuja signed an executive Order for the implementation of financial autonomy for the legislature and the judiciary at the state levels.

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