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Gov. Tambuwal Approves Financial Autonomy To Judiciary

Posted: Oct 16, 2016 at 4:15 am   /   by   /   comments (5)

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has granted full financial autonomy to the Judiciary in the state.
The State Justice Commissioner, Mr. Suleiman Usman, disclosed this in Sokoto yesterday at a ministerial news briefing.
Usman said the governor has approved the payment of budgetary allocations consisting of salaries, overheads and capital votes meant for the judiciary to the heads of the courts in the state.
“With this development, the state judiciary is now financially autonomous.
“Henceforth, budgetary allocations consisting of overhead, personnel cost and capital projects will be paid to the Chief Judge and Grand Khadi.
“This is in order to ensure compliance with the constitutional provisions contained in Sections 81(3), 121(9), 1999 constitution as amended,” he said.
According to him, this is a welcome development by granting this complete autonomy to the state’s judiciary.
“This means we will no longer go cap in hand begging for money when we want to work,” he added.

In the same vein, efforts were being made to replace retired and dead state counsels as well as those who joined the federal judiciary.

Usman said it was lamentable that corruption had reached an alarming level in Nigeria.
The commissioner, who was commenting on the recent arrests of some Judges in the country, said that corruption has reached an endemic level in the country

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