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The Presidential Implementation Committee on the Autonomy of States Legislature and Judiciary has recommended creation of the State Accounts Allocation Committee to determine the revenue sharing formula for each Arm of Government based on the budgetary provision and funds available to the each State.
The creation of SAAC was one of the recommendations reached by the Presidential Implementation Committee on the autonomy for State Legislature and Judiciary, at the state level.
SAAC, the States version of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee FAAC, was recommended by the Committee to ease the implementation of the financial autonomy for Legislature and Judiciary Arms of government at the State level.
The Committee, according to the Communique passed at the end of deliberations of the Implementation Committee, on weekend, will comprise the state Commissioners of Finance, the Accountant General of the State, the Clerk of the State House of Assembly, the Chief Registrars of High Courts, Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Courts, the Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission/Committee and the Secretary of the State Assembly Service Commission if any,
BusinessDay gathered that Budget performance across 36 States of the Federation had shown that State with the least allocations of funds to the State Judiciary in the past three years gave 0.6 percent of the Budget of the entire State, the State with highest allocation allocated 4.89 percent of it budgetary provisions to the Judiciary
The Presidential Implementation Committee therefore urged the Governors as the Heads of the Executive Arm of Government to begin full implementation of the financial autonomy granted the Legislature and the Judiciary., without further delays
The Committee also recommended the adoption “of the Budgeting model operating at the Federal level where the sum due to the Judiciary and the Legislature are captured as first line … Read More...