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Delta State grants judiciary autonomy

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Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday said the state judiciary has been granted full autonomy to aid its operations.

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“Earlier today, at a meeting with the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshal Umukoro, and other judges in the state’s judiciary, I was pleased to announce that in line with the law, Delta State’s Judiciary has been accorded full autonomy,” Okowa tweeted.

Okowa said the judiciary’s autonomy is a follow up to his signing of the Judiciary Autonomy law in January 2021.

The governor said he has directed the setting up of committees headed by the Chief Judge of Delta State to begin the process of implementing full autonomy for the state judiciary.

“As we work to improve our democratic processes across the board, we are proud that Delta State now has both a legislature and judiciary that are fully autonomous,” Okowa said.


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