Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has declared that the state is fully committed to the full financial autonomy of the judiciary.
Sanwo-Olu’s comment comes about 24 hours after the Senate urged all governors in Nigeria to save the nation’s democracy from collapsing by granting full independence to the judicial arm of government.
With all courts nationwide currently shut down as a result of the ongoing strike action by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu met with members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos chapter on Tuesday.
In a statement on his verified Twitter handle after the meeting, the governor revealed that Lagos has implemented and is in compliance with the judiciary’s financial autonomy,
“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,” he said.
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