Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has signed bills granting the judiciary and legislature financial autonomy in the state.
The bill to establish the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission was also signed into law by Governor Akeredolu.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the event, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, explained that the bills signed into law by Governor are for a Law to Provide for the Management of Funds accruing to the State Judiciary, also known as Judicial Autonomy, and a Bill to Provide for the Management of Funds accruing to the State Judiciary, also known as Judicial Autonomy.
The Commissioners stated that the new laws would promote independence, efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the state’s judicial and legislative branches.
He added that it will also enhance the principle of separation of powers provided for by the Nigerian Constitution.