Lagos backs judiciary financial autonomy — Sanwo-Olu

By Adewuyi Simeon

The state , Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu, has said the state supports financial autonomy of the judiciary and has been implementing it.

Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement on his official Twitter Handle after a meeting with members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos chapter on Tuesday.

The meeting is aimed at dialoguing on the ongoing strike action by the Judicial Staff Union of JUSUN which has shut down courts across the country.

Sanwo-olu said “I met with the representatives of the NBA branches in Lagos State today who came to dialogue with us on the ongoing strike action by judicial workers over financial autonomy for the Judiciary.

“Our administration fully supports financial autonomy and it is important to state that Lagos State has implemented and is in compliance with this. Lagos has always been at the forefront in Nigeria on matters of welfare and remuneration of judicial officers, reforms and working conditions.”

“Our commitment to full financial autonomy to the judiciary is strong and I assured the NBA leadership that I will work with other Governors to resolve the issues that led to the strike.”

The reports had earlier stated that the Senate on Monday asked governors across the 36 states of Nigeria to save the nation’s democracy from collapsing by granting full independence to the judicial arm of government.

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