From Sam O.Sam, Lafia
Governor Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state has expressed his administration’s willingness to collaborate with the Bar and Bench in the bid to enhance timely dispensation of justice in the state.
Governor Al-makura stated this on Tuesday while declaring open the 31st Annual Federal High Court Judges conference at the Ta’al Conference Hotel, along Jos road, Lafia, the state capital.
Al-makura who stressed that his administration was consistent and determined to make available the needs of the judiciary to enable it perform smoothly as an arm of government, said the state government, to that effect, has since granted financial autonomy to the judiciary in the state.
While appealing to members of the inner and outer bar in the country to be upright in their professional dealings, as well as respect for the rule of Law, Governor Al-makura made a case for the quick enactment of a law that would protect the rights of disable persons in the country.
Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Lafia, Justice Ibrahim Ndahi Auta, said the court had almost completed arrangements toward the appointment of additional 20 judges which will pave way for each state of the federation to have judges on the Bench of the court.
He said the annual event was organised to appraise the activities of judges in the past year, with a view to finding solutions to identified problems.
Justice Auta called on judges to work hard and in accordance with the ethics of the profession.