Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has been lauded by Alh. Atiku Abubakar for granting the state Judiciary full autonomy.
Applauding the move, Abubakar, on Wednesday, tweeted: “By granting autonomy to his state’s judiciary, Gov. Okowa has demonstrated the truest essence of leadership: providing solutions for the benefit of the people and society. Delta State will be better for it. I hope that others will adopt this trailblazing initiative.”
It will be recalled that on May 22, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law ‘Executive Order 10’ which made it mandatory for all states to include the allocations of both the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets.
However, the failure of state governors to comply with this directive prompted the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to embark on a nationwide strike since April 6, 2021.