Masari, Lalong back autonomy for states’ judiciary, legislature

Katsina state governor Aminu Bello Masari has thrown his weight behind the financial autonomy for the legislative and judicial arms of government.

The governor made his position known while responding to questions from journalists in his office as part of the activities marking this year’s democracy day.

Masari was reacting to the recent call-off of the industrial action by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on the quest for financial autonomy of the two arms.

While speaking at a dinner and lecture to mark Democracy Day 2021 at the Banquet Hall of the New Government House, Little Rayfield Jos on Saturday, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State said the dust raised over the implementation of autonomy for the judicial and legislative arms of government across the country had settled in his state.

Lalong said the three arms of government reached an agreement after series of negotiations on modalities for its operations.

He said before the clamour for the implementation of autonomy across the nation, his administration had put in place structures and had implemented some aspects with the establishment of the Judicial Service Commission and the House of Assembly Service Commission, which are the administrative fulcrums of the two arms of government among others.




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