ABUJA – A lawyer, Fatima Jegede, said the judiciary should be granted fiscal autonomy so as to guarantee its independence.
She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that this was fundamental as it would go a long way in helping to solve some of the challenges facing the judiciary.
She added that the strike embarked upon by judiciary workers was unfortunate “but let the government attend to the needs of the judiciary.
“By doing so it, will be putting the interest of the entire society at heart because the judiciary is a vital tier of government’’, Jegede said.
Another lawyer, Mr Alex Etim said “government is paying minimal attention to the needs of the judiciary.
“As the third arm of the government, the government is not paying enough attention to the judiciary.
“The judiciary is a vital arm of the government that should be given priority and incentives. Its welfare needs should not be left unattended to.’’
Etim said taking care of the welfare needs of judiciary workers would help in making them to be “impartial and passionate in discharging their duties.’’
NAN recalls that the workers commenced indefinite nationwide strike on July 11 to underscore their demand for fiscal autonomy for the judiciary. (NAN)