The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that the 36 states governors in Nigeria, under the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, NGF, are unequivocally committed to the autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the country.
Governor Tambuwal, while speaking in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, as special guest of the Ekiti State Attorney-General’s Colloquium, on the theme: Judicial Autonomy: Perspective of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, said the delay in implementation of the financial autonomy for the judiciary is simply a matter of procedures, governance structures and the quest for legal clarity.
According to Tambuwal, “we are happy that a consensus has been reached on the matter, saying the agreement allows a period of 45 days for implementation structures to be put in place across states including the enactment of a fund management law which will grant the judiciary the power to manage its capital and recurrent expenditures in accordance with the provisions of constitution.
“We hope that this will put an end to the long weeks of strike action that have seen our judicial and criminal justice system grounded to a halt”.
By Raphael Ogbonnaiye,