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