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Previous Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday, said the Federal Government has no capacity to hold onto reserves having a place with State Governments over the usage of the ongoing request marked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

The President had marked an Executive Order which accommodates full independence of the States Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

As a further push towards its usage, Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had cautioned that States that will not conform to the Executive Order may have their assets retained.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

However, Speaking in Enugu, Ekweremadu said “the FG has no such powers, the Supreme Court has said as much.”

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

He additionally pronounced that the combative Infectious Disease Bill as of now before the National Assembly will fall flat.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

He offered affirmations to concerned Nigerians in an on-going Dream FM, Enugu program ‘Political Voices’, being checked by Peakvibez.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

Ekweremadu, speaking to Enugu West Senatorial Zone announced that “the bill is more hazardous than the irresistible sickness itself,” including that “the arrangements of the bill are not pair with our constitution.”

Senator Ike Ekweremadu – FG has no power to seize States’ funds

He said the bill will positively not be passed.