States’ Judiciary, Legislature Deserve Financial Autonomy —Ondo Assembly

By:Precious Oluwole

The Ondo State House of Assembly has disclosed that financial autonomy for the legislative and judicial arms of the government has come to stay.

The parliamentarians who revealed this while receiving the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olusegun Odusola, and his team, who paid a courtesy visit to the assembly complex, said autonomy for the two arms of government would come to fruition in no distant time.

The speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji, however, appreciated the team led by the Chief Judge for taking the time to visit the Assembly.

The speaker also appreciated the Chief Judge for his support to the House of Assembly as well as to the state government. He assured that the two arms will continue to work in synergy to achieve their set goals.

He stressed that the House would not hesitate to support the judiciary where necessary to further fast-track development in the state.

The deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan, acknowledged the cordial relationship between the legislative and judicial arms of the government in the sunshine state.

On his part, the majority leader of the house, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi, stated that the visit meant, saying it shows the beginning of good things, adding that the 10th Assembly is ready to adopt new methods that can add value to the state.

The chairman of House committee on Judiciary, Hon. Stephen Abitogun, assured the team that the legislators would collaborate with the judiciary for the development of the system.

However, Justice Olusegun Odusola, said that the reason for the visit was to collaborate with the house and solicit support to bring independence.

Odusola, while acknowledging the importance of separation of powers, stressed the collaboration and cooperation of the two arms would go a long way to fast-track the full implementation of financial autonomy and other set objectives.

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