The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has agreed to fully implement financial autonomy for state judiciary and legislature by next month.

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of NGF gave the assurance yesterday after he led members to a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the State House, Abuja.

Addressing journalists, Fayemi, who is the Ekiti State governor, noted that all stakeholders were on same page, as an agreement had been reached on modalities for implementation. He said: “There has been no objection from governors on judicial and legislative autonomies. So, that issue has been fully and holistically addressed. But we don’t just want to agree to something on paper without working out the modalities for implementation. Thankfully, the meeting we have just emerged from, with the Chief of Staff to the President chairing, has worked out the modalities to the satisfaction of all parties.

He said the document was being cleaned up preparatory to the take-off. “As soon as the final document that is being cleaned up emerges, the implementation will definitely not be later than the end of May 2021,” Fayemi said.

He appealed to the striking workers to return to their offices.

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