Rukayat Akanbi, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has said he would ensured an improved judiciary system in the State and would respect the rule of law.
”I will at this point, commend the performance of the judiciary in the disposal of cases within the last legal year, having disposed off about 2 over 3 cases filed. Even though I am not a lawyer but in the legal parlance ‘Justice delayed is Justice denied’ should be our guiding principle.
”Government is aware that a conducive environment (both office and residential) enhances productivity. To this end, we will continue to execute all ongoing projects at judges residential quarters, The High Court Complex, Magistrate and other District Courts within our resources.”
Mohammed said this at the commencement of 2019/2020 Legal Year, he assured to operate within the ambit of the law in order to ensure efficient justice sector delivery.
Governor Bala Mohammed noted that since assumption into office, he strive hard to justify the mandate given to him by the people of the state by being prudent, equitable and fair and pledged to remain an advocate of justice, fair play, rule of Law and the independence of the judiciary.
Also, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Yakubu Bello Kirfi explained that the legal year is an opportunity to improve where the need arises, sustain achievements and initiate new innovations for optimum performance.
The State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar said the High Court has generated 35,682,498.00 as fees and fines while registered 974 cases as civil and criminal. She said, to sanitise the payroll of the judiciary with a view to get rid of ghost workers syndrome, leakages and wastages, a high powered committee has been constituted were 55 people have been discovered as ghost workers.