NLC Backs Autonomy For State Judiciary, Legislature 

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By Michael Oche

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has thrown its weight behind the Executive Order 10, which makes it compulsory for state governments to accommodate the judiciary and legislative arms of government as first line charges in their annual budgets.

President Muhammadu Buhari had recently issued the Executive Order 10, which was primed at promoting Section 121 (3) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.

According to President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, a total compliance to the constitutional provisions on autonomy for state judiciary and legislature was a step forward towards deepening the democratic process and good governance in Nigeria.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, Wabba who noted that the abuse and what he described as the “history of arm-twisting” the judiciary and legislative arms of government had been going on in states for a very long time, said it had gotten worse in recent years.

In his words: “The legendary distortion of…



Source: Leadership Newspaper