Members of the Nigerian Bar Association in solidarity with the Judiciary Staff Union Of Nigeria, have protested in Lagos and Abuja against the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.
The National President of NBA, Olumide Akpata, had directed all state branches to embark on a protest on Monday.
In Lagos, lawyers were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions as they marched on the streets of Ikeja in Lagos.
JUSUN began an indefinite strike on April 7, over continued delay to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on May 22, 2020, signed the Executive Order 10 for the enforcement of the financial autonomy status granted to state legislature and judiciary in the Nigerian Constitution.
Executive Order 10 of 2020, makes it mandatory for all states to include the allocations of both the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets.
The order also mandates the accountant-general of the federation to deduct from source amount due to the state legislatures and judiciaries from the monthly allocation to each state, for states that refuse to grant such autonomy.