Senate has told state governors that Autonomy for judiciary non-negotiable

Senate on Monday urged the 36 Governors to grant autonomy to judiciary

It insisted autonomy for judiciary is non-negotiable.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, made the call while answering questions from reporters in Abuja.

Bamidele said it is laughable to be grappling with judicial autonomy at this stage of the nation’s development.

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) had declared an industrial action and nationwide protests to compel governors to obey the 1999 constitution (as amended) and Executive Order 10 which granted autonomy to judiciary in the country.

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While responding to a question, Opeyemi said: “It is laughable that at this point, we are still grappling with the need to grant independence to the judiciary arm of government at the state and local government levels.

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