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Bauchi State Chief Judge Appeals To Govt To Build Courtrooms

| August 27, 2012 More

The Chief Judge of Bauchi State, Justice Ibrahim Zango, has called on the state government to expedite action on the award of  a contract for the construction of a Magistrates’ Court Complex.

 Making the appeal while swearing in 15 newly appointed magistrates in Bauchi, Zango said that magistrates in the state currently operated in rented apartments, which were not suitable to serve as courtrooms.

 “Before I conclude my speech, I am calling on the state government to award the contract of the proposed Magistrates Court Complex and fund same to enable magistrates be housed in a proper place.

 “At present, all the Magistrates’ Courts are in rented houses which are not suitable as courts.

“With proper funding of the judiciary by the government, the Bauchi State judiciary is willing and ready to deliver justice to the door-steps of the citizens,”  he said.

 He said that at the moment, the state had 34 magistrates and 10 High Court judges, adding that the judiciary in the state was ready to discharge its duties if properly supported.

 Zango called on the newly appointed magistrates to always decide their cases without sentiment or bias.

 “The oath you have taken mandates you to be faithful to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 “This implies that the Judicial Service Commission will not tolerate acts inimical to the tenets that sustain the process of justice delivery”, he warned. (NAN)

Category: Bauchi State News

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