FG CAN’T FORCE STATES TO ENFORCE FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR LEGISLATURE, JUDICIARY – GOVERNORS

Written by on April 14, 2021

THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, SIMON LALONG, SAYS STATE GOVERNORS WERE NOT OPPOSED TO FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE JUDICIARY AND THE LEGISLATURE.

LALONG, WHO STATED THIS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ FORUM PRESS CORPS IN ABUJA, HOWEVER, FAULTED THE EXECUTIVE ORDER 10, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI SIGNED INTO LAW LAST YEAR.

THE PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR, WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTHERN GOVERNORS’ FORUM, SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD NOT FORCE STATES TO IMPLEMENT FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE JUDICIARY AND LEGISLATURE.

LALONG SAID THAT THERE WERE MEASURES THAT MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE AUTONOMY COULD BE IMPLEMENTED.

HE ADDED THAT STATE GOVERNORS WOULD MEET WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF JUDICIARY STAFF UNION OF NIGERIA ON WEDNESDAY (TODAY) WITH A VIEW TO ENDING THE STRIKE EMBARKED UPON BY THE UNION.

RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS ON THE PUBLIC OUTCRY OVER THE ONGOING STRIKE BY JUSUN ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY THE STATE GOVERNORS AND THE NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 10,  LALONG SAID, THE COURT DID NOT MAKE ANY PRONOUNCEMENT ON ORDER 10.


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