Governors back judicial autonomy, says Fayemi

Governors back judicial autonomy, says Fayemi

- Nigerian governors are in support of judicial autonomy, according to Governor Fayemi

- The Ekiti state governor said judicial reform remains the engine room of any democracy

- Fayemi disclosed this while hosting the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president-elect, Olumide Akpata

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Dr. Kayode Fayemi has revealed that Nigerian governors on the platform of the NGF are in support of the judicial autonomy sought by Nigerians.

Fayemi who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Ekiti state governor said he had led a delegation on behalf of the forum to meet with the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammad, and the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-mensem.

According to him, they reached a common front on the modality for the implementation across the states of the federation.

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Governors back judicial autonomy - Fayemi

Nigerian governors are in support of judicial autonomy according to Fayemi
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He disclosed while playing host to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president-elect, Olumide Akpata, in his office in Ado Ekiti.

According to him, judicial reform remains the engine room of any democracy.

He added that necessary reforms must be undertaken in the judiciary to promote the rule of law.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked by the Nigerian governors to support them win the fight against insecurity by giving out bailout funds.

The governors made this vital request on Tuesday, August 12, following another meeting with the president and the security chiefs.

The meeting, which was held via videoconferencing, was also attended by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo.

Legit.ng also reported that the invitation extended to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is generating controversy on social media as a good number of Nigerians on Twitter faulted the invite.

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Specifically, Lugar Tare-Otu alleged that El-Rufai has illegally arrested and incarcerated people. He argued that the governor has no business addressing lawyers.

He also said he will not participate in the program because of the governor's presence.

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