- The judiciary workers had down tools in protest against the unwillingness of the executive arm to implement the judicial financial autonomy
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has directed its branch chairmen nationwide to lead “visits” to government houses in their states over the 36 governors’ alleged unwillingness to implement the judicial arm’s financial autonomy.
NBA President, Olumide Akpata, directed the branch chairmen to lead the peaceful protests from Monday, April 19, and on all other Mondays until their demand is met.
It urged the branch leaders “to effectively mobilise their members” for the “visit to the governors at the state government houses” to press home the demand.
The association said, during the visits, the branch leaders should “present a joint written demand to their state governors requesting full compliance with existing legislative instruments and court judgments on the financial autonomy of the judiciary.”
It further urged them “to ensure that these visits are embarked upon, every subsequent Monday, until there is full compliance with this demand that is aimed at strengthening our democracy and the dispensation of justice.”
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