Bauchi Gov Swears-in Grand Khadi, Judge, Advisers

By Idris Khalid

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi said his administration will set up a committee to work out modalities to reforms the state’s judicial system with a view to sanitizing it.

He described the swearing in of the State Grand Khadi, four Khadis, and a High Court Judge as a testimony of the commitment of his administration to ensure that the vacuum created is filled without much delay.

Senator Bala Mohammed was speaking while swearing in ceremony of Grand Khadi, four Khadis, a High Court Judge and sixteen Special Advisers held at Government House, Bauchi yesterday.

He observed that the increment in the number of judicial officers in the state judicial system will contribute significantly towards ensuring speedy dispensation of justice.

“As a democrat, I believe in the rule of law which, among other things, is to ensure equality before the law irrespective of the socio-economic status of anyone.”

According to him, the newly sworn-in Grand Khadi, Khadis and High Court Judge must therefore be firm and fair in the discharge of their duties.

He said the task before the newly sworn-in judicial officers is indeed onerous but surmountable, and should therefore discharge their duties with fear of Allah, putting into consideration their integrity and reputation.

“It is heartwarming that the three arms of the Government have shown great understanding and cooperation with one another without compromising their independence.”

He noted that both legislature and the judiciary have greatly helped his administration in the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of the state, and assured them of the continued support and cooperation.

The governor however tasked the sworn-in Special Advisers to bring their wealth of knowledge and experience into play in the discharge of their duties for the success of his administration.

He said their appointments as Special Advisers is in furtherance of the alignment and realignment to reposition the machinery of the State Government for a more effective and efficient service delivery.

Mohammed stressed the need for them to be visiting their various communities in order to interact with the people at the grassroots with a view to explain to them laudable policies and programmes of government towards them, and mobilize them to support and cooperate with his administration in the implementation of its developmental projects.

The Governor assured that his administration will remain focused in its determination to rebrand the state thereby taking it to greater heights.

The sworn-in Grand Khadi, Khadi Umar Ahmed Liman who spoke on behalf of the other appointees, pledged their commitment towards discharging their duties faithfully and to the best of their ability.

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