By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
TO strengthen and ensure a responsive state judicial organs, the Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal says his administration is poised and passionate towards resuscitating the operations of both its State Judicial Service and the Law Reform Commissions.
Tambuwal made the disclosure Tuesday in Sokoto during the swearing-in of the state Acting Grand Khadi and three new high court judges that would serve in the state Sharia Court of Appeal and State High Court.
Those sworn in included the Acting Grand Khadi is Khadi Tambari Muhammad Yabo and the High Court Judges Muhammad Muhammad, Aliyu Garba Sifawa and Raliya Usman Muhammad respectively.
Accordingly, the governor enumerated the names of Abdullahi Maccido Ahmed, Abdulkadir Saidu Tambuwal and Abubakar Chika Sale as nominees to serve as members of State Judicial Services Commission.
Similarly, those nominated for appointment into the State Law Reform Commission are: Justice Muhammad Haliru Binji, who is to serve as Chairman and A.Y Abubakar, Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Sokoto branch, who will serve as member.
At the same function, according to a release by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello, Governor Tambuwal said the appointments of the judges followed due process, and all those appointed were qualified legal representatives who merited their positions on the bench.
He said that judicial officers in the state have shown great determination to ensure effective service delivery.
” The ongoing renovation of state high court is in top gear while the contruction of high court divisions in Isa, Gwadabawa and Tambuwal will be completed next year”, the release quoted Tambuwal as assuring.
Hitherto, Tambuwal explained that the state Sharia Court of Appeal will also be renovated while sharia courts will be constructed where necessary.
He further stressed that training and retraining of all cadres of judicial officers, judges khadis, magistrate would be maintained in order to keep them abreast with the judicial circle globally.
“I want to assure you and indeed the legislative arm of government of our continued support and cooperation,” Tambuwal added
While congratulating them, Tambuwal expressed confidence that they would handle their new position of responsibilities with due dignity, integrity and commitment