Delta starts process of implementing full autonomy for its judiciary

The Delta state government says it has started the process of Judiciary Financial Autonomy and has set up relevant committees headed by the Chief Judge to ensure its full implementation.

This was disclosed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa in a statement after a meeting with the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro on Tuesday evening.

What the governor is saying about financial autonomy

“I am pleased to announce that in line with the law, Delta State’s Judiciary has been accorded full autonomy. This is because, with my signing of the Judiciary Autonomy law in January 2021, and the setting up of the relevant committees by the Chief Judge, our great state has begun the process of implementing full autonomy for its judiciary.

As we work to improve our democratic processes across the board, we are proud that Delta State now has both a legislature and judiciary that are fully autonomous,” Okowa said.

What you should know

  • Nairametrics reported last month that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) announced their strike with the closure of Federal High Courts in different states across the nation. The union said the purpose of the strike was to draw attention to the financial autonomy of Nigeria’s Judiciary.
  • Also last month, The Governors’ Forum, Conference of Speakers of State Legislature and other governance stakeholders announced that they reached a resolution over the implementation of financial autonomy for State Legislature and Judiciary.

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