By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja inaugurated a presidential committee on state legislative and judicial autonomy to ensure the realisation and effectiveness of the autonomy of both institutions as enshrined in the constitution.
Section 121(3) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) grants the legislature and the judiciary in each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) autonomy with a view to enhancing their independence from the stranglehold of the executive arm of government.
The committee which has the responsibility of coming up with measures aimed at achieving the required level of autonomy by the two arms of government has three months to conclude its assignment and report its findings to the president.
While inaugurating the committee in the State House Friday, Buhari said constituting the committee had become compelling in view of the realisation that legislative…