Funke Busari, Lagos
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said that the state has substantially complied with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, on the financial autonomy and independence of the judiciary.
The Governor made this declaration during a meeting held at the Government House, Marina with members of the Nigerian Bar Association from four out of the five judicial divisions in Lagos State including Epe, Lagos, Ikorodu and Badagry led by their chairmen.
Sources close to the meeting said the governor rehashed what the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kazeem Alogba said during a meeting with the leadership of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, last Thursday that Lagos has met the required 100 per cent in recurrent expenditure and 75 per cent in capital expenditure and of his readiness to do more for the judiciary in the state.
The governor, it was said explained that while there is no issue on recurrent expenditure for the judiciary, the capital expenditure for the judiciary “is a function of budgeting based on projections and estimates.