ACCOUNTABILITY BRIEF: FINANCIAL AUTONOMY OF THE JUDICIARY
Over the years, the judiciary and other stakeholders have reiterated the fundamentals of ensuring its financial autonomy and how the lack of same affects the discharge of the responsibilities as contained in the provisions of section 6 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In 2021, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) shut all courts across the nation in protest of the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary. This led to the strike which started on April 6th, 2021, with activities of the court being stagnant for some months.
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