LEGISLATURE, JUDICIARY AUTONOMY: ONDO ASSEMBLY GIVES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MARCHING ORDER
The Ondo State House of Assembly has given the technical Committee on implemation of autonomy for the Judiciary and Legiislature two weeks to submit its report to the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last year signed into law the Legislature and Judiciary autonomy bill after it was passed by the National Assembly.
Sequel to this, Governor Akeredolu earlier this year set up a technical committee to thrash out grey areas, to facilitate smooth implemation of autonomy for the state Judiciary and Legiislature.
The committee was given two weeks to submit its report to the Governor.
The presumed delay of the technical committee in carrying out its assignment as mandated, prompted the Ondo State House of Assembly to invite the committee members to a meeting.
The meeting held behind closed doors was presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Oleyelogun Bamidele David.
The Chairman of the House of Assembly Adhoc Committee who is also the Majority Leader of the House, Honourable Jamiu Sulaimon Maito who spoke with Journalists after the meeting commended the proactiveness of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in setting up the committee, to facilitate the implementation of the autonomy for the state Judiciary and Legiislature.
He noted that the slow pace of work by the committee prompted the invitation of members by the lawmakers.
Honourable Maito informed that the meeting though protracted was fruitful in that grey areas in the implementation of the autonomy law were thrashed.
The Majority Leader added that the technical Committee has been instructed to speed up action and submit its report to the Governor within two weeks.
When finally operational the autonomy law will among other things grant financial autonomy to the state Judiciary and the Legislature.