A civil society organisation, the Civil Rights Realisation and Development Community on Tuesday referred to as on america, United Kingdom and Canadian to impose visa ban on 34 state governors, their households, and their Legal professional-Generals over their refusal to look at the constitutional provision on the funding of the judiciary.
The organisation in a letter to the US Ambassador, British and Canada Larger Commissioners in Nigeria, stated the continued lockdown of courts on account of the governors’ refusal to look at the monetary autonomy of the judiciary had constituted a grave assault on the Nigerian Structure.
The letter titled ‘Enchantment in your intervention and pressing must impose visa ban on the 34 state governors, their households and the 34 Legal professional-Generals of the respective states of Nigeria’, dated Might 4, 2021, was signed by Olu Omotayo and Dr. Danjuma Gambo, President and member, Nationwide Advisory Council for the group.
The Judiciary Employees Union of Nigeria had on April 6 launched into nationwide strike to protest towards the non-implementation of monetary autonomy of the Judiciary by 36 state governors.
However CRRAN within the letter, enjoined the US, UK and Canada governments to not see the strike as a mere strike of courtroom officers/employees in Nigeria, however have a look at it from the purpose of the insistence by respective state governors besides the Lagos and Rivers, that Judiciary, the third arm of presidency ought to by no means be impartial.
The letter partly learn, “The clear provision of Part 81 and Part 121, of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended) gives the mode for the funding of INEC, the Legislature and the Judiciary.
“How do you assure independence and impartiality of a judiciary when the chief judges are at all times on their knees begging the governors for fund in an effort to keep a supposed sacred establishment?
“We additionally urge you to right away impose visa ban on the 34 state governors in Nigeria and their households; and in addition the 34 Legal professional-Generals of the respective states of Nigeria and their households.”
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