Our Legislature, Judiciary’ll get Financial Autonomy – Ondo Govt

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has constituted an 11 – member committee to work out the modality for the implementation of the financial autonomy for the legislative and judicial arms of the state government.

The committee is chaired by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Emmanuel Igbasan.

Members are a representative of the Speaker, House of Assembly;
Representative of the Chief Judge of the State; Representative of President of the Customary Court of Appeal; Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Finances and Appropriation; Commissioner for Finance; Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice;
Clerk of the State House of Assembly; Chief Registrar of High Court; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, whose responsibility is to serve as the committee’s secretary.

The committee’s terms of reference include the following: to assess implementation status of the financial autonomy for the state’s legislative and judicial arms of government; to determine the framework for the implementation of the autonomy at the state level; to determine the commencement time for the implementation; and to advise on any other matter(s) incidental to or connected with the implementation process of the Law in Ondo State.

The committee has four weeks to submit its report when the two arms of government are expected to get financial autonomy.

Ondo Hospitality remains unequalled – says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has described Ondo State as a very secured and conducive place for visitors and tourists across the world to visit.

Receiving leadership of the Association of Retired Army, Navy and Air force Officers’, RANAO, Governor Akeredolu said the hospitality of people of the state towards visitors remain unequalled.

He assured that members of the association who are retired Military Officers across the country would enjoy the Sunshine State during their forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

Akeredolu assured the state Chapter of RANAO of the support of its administration at making the hosting of the AGM a success.

Earlier, the State Chairman of RANAO, Major Abayomi Olawoye had solicited the support of the State Government on the hosting of its Annual General Meeting coming up within the month.

He said the choice of Ondo State was not unconnected with reports of peace and tranquillity pervading the state with the commitment of the present administration to quality delivery of projects that are changing lives of citizens for better.

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