On behalf of state judiciaries across Nigeria, the presidency has cried out over their poor treatment by governors.
In a Channels TV interview, Senator Ita Enang, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, lamented that many states are yet to release funds to the judicial arms.
Enang noted that this is contrary to the directive of the president who called for judicial autonomy earlier in his second administration.
Specifically, he said the Rivers government, although deserves commendation for its contribution to the federal high court and law school in the state, has done very badly in terms of treatment of the judicia
His words: “We thank His Excellency Governor Wike for what he has done for the federal high court, for what he has done for the Nigerian Law School, for anything he has done for any other federal arm of government but Rivers state has done very badly in terms of treatment of the judiciary of Rivers state.”
Enang went on to state that Governor Nyesom Wike and his colleagues in other states should release “the money of the judiciary to the judiciary; to be used by the judiciary on the judiciary and to be accounted for by the judiciary.”