Judicial officers in Adamawa State has been urged to always adjudicate justice with mercy in the discharge of their official responsibilities. Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla made the called during the 2015/2016 Legal Year Opening Ceremony held at the premises of the State High Court Complex Yola.
The Governor lamented that his Administration would continue to respect the judicial arm of Government ,explaining that the High Court buildings located around Police round-about would be re-construction by his administration for effective performance of judicial process in Adamawa state.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla assured that his government would do everything possible in seeing that all their outstanding entitlements and other benefits are settled as soon as possible.
"I promise to reconstruct the police roundabout court as well as provide enabling environment for the judiciary to perform its statutory role to the state and society at large".the governor said.
The state Chief Judge also appealed to the state government to see to the plight of Judicial officers who were retired and are yet to be paid their entitlements for the past Eight years.
He however, thanked Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the support given to the state judiciary.
In a welcome address , the state Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice Barr.Bala Silas Sanga described Lawyers and members of the Judiciary as social engineers in the society . stressing that without judiciary no society could develop and progress. He also urged the Legal luminaries to come together and work as a team for the overall development of the Law profession.
It could be recalled that Governor Jibrilla on assuming office, ended the protracted strike by members of the Judiciary Staff Union in the State. The Governor also provided two Toyota Land cruiser jeeps to the Heads of Courts that hitherto did not have any. He also provided ten Toyota Corolla cars to the Judiciary. With the development, all High Court Judges, Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal and Khadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal are adequately provided official cars.