The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that the state government has already implemented full financial autonomy for the judiciary in the state.
Sanwo-Olu stated this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, after a meeting with the branches of the Nigeria Bar Association in the state, revealing that the state government fully supports financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The meeting between the governor and the NBA was aimed at resolving the ongoing strike by judiciary workers that led to the shutting down of courts across the country.
“I met with the representatives of the NBA branches in Lagos State today who came to dialogue with us on the ongoing strike action by judicial workers over financial autonomy for the Judiciary.
“Our administration fully supports financial autonomy and it is important to state that Lagos State has implemented and is in compliance with this.
“Lagos has always been at the forefront in Nigeria on matters of welfare and remuneration of judicial officers, reforms and working conditions.
“Our commitment to full financial autonomy to the judiciary is strong and I assured the NBA leadership that I will work with other Governors to resolve the issues that led to the strike’, Sanwo-Olu tweeted.