Nasarawa Govt approves employment of 25 lawyers as State Assembly hails Gov. Sule’s commitment

Governor Abdullahi Sule and Nasarawa State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi at Government House Lafia on Monday
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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary, has hailed Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his Adherence to the rule of law and for taking the Judicial arm to the next level of development in the state.

Hon John Osewu, the Chairman of the Committee gave the applause when Ministry of Justice, Judicial Service Commission, Customary Court of Appeal, Sharia Court of Appeal and High Court appeared before the committee today Wednesday in Lafia for their budget defense.

Osewu said that Gov. Sule is doing his best in taking the Judicial arm to the next level of development through the state government various programmes in the judicial arm.

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” We will give you the maximum support to succeed as judiciary is key to the development of humanity and the state at large especially in matters of justice ” he said

The chairman also assured of effective partnership with the state government to address the challenges facing the judicial sector in the state.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Barr. Isaac Edoh has appreciated Gov. Sule and the committee for their efforts in ensuring the development of the ministry.

He has disclosed that the state government approved the employment of 25 qualified lawyers in the state.

The permanent secretary said that non released of approved funds was hampering the activities and success of the ministry.

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On her part, the Director of Administration, Judicial Service Commission, Victoria Ishaku thanked the committee for supporting its activities to succeed.

Also appeared before the committee was the management of Customary Court of Appeal led by its Chief Registrar, Mr Lawal Musa Husseini, the management of Sharia Court of Appeal led by its Chief Registrar, Barr. Fatima Labaran and the management of High Court of Justice, led by its Chief Registrar, Mrs Esther Mami- Ejeh

They all commended the committee for giving attention to the judicial sector in the state.

They, however, identified inadequate budgetary provisions in some economic codes in the budget as their challenges where the committee promised to address them.

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