Gov. Mohammed committed to upholding Rule of Law in Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has reechoed his administration’s commitment to promoting the ethics of the judiciary and uphold the rule of law.
Governor Mohammed disclosed this on Wednesday at the commencement of 2019/2020 Legal Year.
He promised to operate within the ambit of the law in order to ensure efficient justice-sector delivery.
The governor observed that since assumption into office, he has strived hard to justify the mandate given to him by the people of the state by being prudent, equitable and fair.
He pledged to remain an advocate of Justice, fair play, Rule of Law and the Independence of the Judiciary.
“I will at this point, commend the performance of the judiciary in the disposal of cases within the last legal year, having disposed of 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 judge’s residential quarters, The High Court Complex, Magistrate and other District Courts within our resources”.
On his part, the 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.
On the performance of the judiciary in the preceding year, 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.
The State Chief Judge said in order to sanitize 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 already 55 people have been discovered as ghost workers.
To this end, Justice Talatu Umar called on the citizens of the state to come with a genuine complaint on any erring and dishonored staff as the judiciary is alive to its responsibilities.