- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has reasons to hold his head up in pride as a true leader
- The Delta governor has approved full autonomy for the state's judiciary
- Okowa announced this approval at Government House Asaba on Tuesday, May 18
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Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta, on Tuesday, May 18, disclosed that the state's judiciary has been accorded full autonomy in line with the law signed back in January 2021
The governor revealed this good news during his reception of Justice Marshal Umukoro, the chief judge of the state, at Government House in Asaba.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, he noted that with the setting up of the relevant committees by Justice Umukoro, the state is set to begin the process of implementing full autonomy for the judiciary.
Governor Okowa made it known that the state House of Assembly for the past two years has been enjoying autonomy.
Speaking further, Okowa mentioned that one of the implications of the commencement of this process is that the chief judge has the authority to make his own direct approvals without necessarily resorting to him.
Meanwhile, as a result of a failed meeting between representatives of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the federal government, President Muhammadu Buhari had intervened.
The president on Friday, April 23, ordered Ibrahim Gambari and Chris Ngige to address the issues raised by JUSUN with a view to ending the nationwide strike.
Both the president's chief of staff and the minister of labour and employment are expected to meet with the leadership of the union on the best way forward.
Buhari's directive was disclosed by Ngige who told journalists that he met with the Nigerian leader in Abuja on Friday.
The minister said his talk with President Buhari was to keep him abreast with the responses of various unions and the ministry's efforts to resolves pending issues related to labour.