Ondo State Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is not against financial autonomy for the state judiciary.
Aiyedatiwa spoke in Akure when members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ondo State chapter, and Parliamentary Staff Association Of Nigeria (PASAN), supported by Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) staged a peaceful protest to the Governor’s office.
He said the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) is already meeting on the financial autonomy for state judiciary and that necessary frame work would be put in place to meet the demand of JUSUN.
He said: “Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) is currently discussing issues surrounding financial autonomy for the judiciary at the state level, and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, a pride to the judicial profession is not averse to judicial autonomy.
“Details and modalities need to be worked out by representatives of NGF, judiciary and the Federal Government”.
The Deputy Governor appealed to them to be patient as the needful will be done for the good of all.
It would be recalled that Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on April 6 shut down courts across the country to press home for their demands.
Aiyedatiwa said the implementation of the Judiciary autonomy has to do with the agreement of the 36 State Governors with the view to fashioning a frame work that would give a response to their yearnings.