Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Thursday, signed the bills granting financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature in the state.
The spokesman and Director-General Media and Communications to the Governor, Yusuf Idris, said Matawalle signed the bill on Thursday at a brief ceremony held at the State Government House, Gusau, before all the principal officers of the assembly as well as the acting Secretary to the State Government who also doubled as the Head of the Civil Service, Kabiru Balarabe, among others.
“The two new laws are now the Zamfara State Judiciary Autonomy Law and the Zamfara State Legislative Fund Management Law and Related Matters Connected Therewith, 2021 (1442 AH).”
According to the spokesman, Governor Matawalle attached great importance to the two bills and would not entertain any further delay in signing the bills into law.
He equally said the governor promised to continually ensure that all statutory responsibilities are directed to the appropriate channels.
“We will not politicise or joke with your responsibilities, your funding and the autonomy. Therefore, with this signing into law, it is my strong conviction that we will continue to work as partners for the growth and progress of our dear state and the good people of Zamfara,” he noted.
Matawalle also appealed to members of the judiciary and legislative arm of government to shelve corrupt practices. He challenged them to expose anyone found wanting in that regard.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, in his remark said Governor Matawalle has successfully maintained a cordial relationship with both the legislative and judiciary arm of government.
Magarya assured the Governor that the two other arms of government will continue to support the executive arm of government in order to move the state forward.