The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting financial autonomy to State Houses of Assembly, describing him as a true democrat. The Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi who spoke in Lafia, the State Capital said the action of the President would reinforce our democracy, strengthen rule of law and the well-being of Nigerians.

He further maintained that the autonomy granted the Houses of Assembly would lead to effective discharge of legislative duties as well as boost the morale of legislators at the state level.

“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,” he added.