The Supreme Court has declared as unlawful and unconstitutional the Executive Order 10 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on the funding of State Judiciary and Legislature.
The 7-member panel agreed that the President exceeded his constitutional powers in issuing the order
While 6 out of the 7 members of the panel proceeded to void and set aside the order
The majority decision also held that it was not the responsibility of the Federal Government to fund the capital and recurrent expenditures of the superior courts created for States under Section 6 of the Constitution.
All 7 members agreed that the States were not entitled to be refunded all they have spent before now to maintain those courts.