|His Excellency Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow|
Declaring 2016/2017 Legal Year open
The Governor stated this at a brief ceremony marking the commencement of the 2016/2017 Legal year held at the premises of the state High court of Justice complex Yola.
Governor Jibrilla explained that in view of the good synergy existing between the Executive arm and the Judiciary, his administration enhanced the funding of the Judiciary, stressing that the Judiciary is the last hope of a common man.
"The relationship between the Executive arm of Government and the Judiciary in Adamawa state is like a one family "he added.
He also revealed that the present government has provided official vehicles to Judges and Magistrates in order to perform their official responsibilities effectively.
While assenting the amended Bill for area courts justice as earlier passed by the state House of Assembly into Law, the Governor reiterated the commitment of his government on Transparency, Accountability, Justice and Fairness to all.
The state Cheif Judge enjoined the Judicial staff to rededicate themselves to the responsibility and duties to the state and the nation, explaining that the jail delivery committee under the chairmanship of the Honourable Chief Judge visited some prison yards within the state for the purpose of de- congesting the prisons, adding that 146 inmates were released while 50 other were granted Bail.
He however commended the Governor for ensuring that the new court complex was renovated well equipped and put to use which he said is a remarkable achievement on the Judiciary.
The state Attorney - General also lamented that the state government shows great concern about the inmates in prisons that were awaiting trials, pointing out that the administration of criminal justice will be review and send to the House of Assembly for authentication.
Barrister Sanga said the Adamawa state Government intends to renovate all the courts which were destroyed as a result of insurgency across the state.
He however said that the computerisation of the Judiciary will also receive the attention of the Government in order to make the judiciary effective and efficient as the Judiciary is the last hope of a common man.
BY: Yunusa Abdullahi
Government House, Yola