The Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, May 18, disclosed that the state’s judiciary has been granted full autonomy in line with the law signed back in January 2021.
Governor Okowa who made this known during his reception of Justice Marshal Umukoro, the chief judge of the state, at Government House in Asaba also noted that with the setting up of the relevant committees by Justice Umukoro, the state is set to begin the process of implementing full autonomy for the judiciary.
He further revealed that the state House of Assembly for the past two years has been enjoying autonomy. Governor Okowa mentioned that one of the implications of the commencement of this process is that the chief judge has the authority to make his own direct approvals without necessarily resorting to him.
Meanwhile, presdent Muhammadu Buhari has intervened in the failed meeting between representatives of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the federal government.
The president on Friday, April 23, ordered Ibrahim Gambari and Chris Ngige to address the issues raised by JUSUN in order to end the nationwide strike. The president’s chief of staff and the minister of labour and employment are expected to meet with the leadership of the union on the best way forward.
Buhari’s directive was disclosed by Ngige who told journalists that he met with the Nigerian leader in Abuja on Friday. The minister said his meeting with President Buhari was to keep him abreast with the responses of various unions and the ministry’s efforts to resolves pending issues related to labour.
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