Kwara CJ decries lack of judicial autonomy

  • By Ibrahim Sheriff (Gold)
The Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Sulyman Durosinlorun Kawu, has said the lack of autonomy for Judiciary made it difficult for the third organ of government to have control over its funds and left the judicial arm at the mercy of state Governors, who only approve what is allotted to the organ in the annual budget.
He noted that the judicial arm requires full autonomy to enable it perform and meet the expectations of the masses.
Kawu spoke on the sidelines of the commissioning of Magistrate Court, in Ijagbo, Oyun local government of Kwara state, which a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Prince Lateef  Fagbemi, rehabilitated.
It would be recalled that President Muhammad Buhari had earlier issued an executive order 10 to guarantee financial autonomy for judiciary in the States while many Governors were yet to implement it.
Earlier in his remark Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) said the reality had shown that government alone cannot provide all that is needed, hence the support of the citizenry to renovate the court to expedite dispensation of justice in the area.
The legal luminary expressed the hope that the refurbished court would enhance peace among the people and promote socioeconomic development of Ijagbo community and its environs.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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