Delta Passes Judiciary Financial Autonomy Bill Into Law

Members of Delta State House of Assembly

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly today has passed the Delta State Judiciary Funds Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, into law.

The Speaker, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over plenary described the passage as a milestone for democracy in Delta State.

According to him, the bill will strengthen the financial autonomy granted to the judicial arm of government.

“At the Committee of the Whole, Members painstakingly went through the Delta State Judiciary Funds Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill. Contributions and amendments were made by Members which aided us in the consideration of the bill;” he said.

The Speaker added: “Esteemed Colleagues, I congratulate all of us on a job well done. The passage of this Bill is a huge milestone for democracy in Delta State. Without a doubt, this Bill will strengthen the financial autonomy granted to the Judicial Arm of Government and ensure accountability, transparency and efficiency in the utilization of the funds which shall accrue to the Judiciary from the State’s Consolidated Revenue Fund.”

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