Bauchi State is ready for judicial autonomy, says Gov Bala

 Gov. Bauchi has pledged his readiness to give financial autonomy to the judiciary in the state.

The governor made the in Bauchi the swearing-in the appointed acting Chief Judge (Grand Kadi) Bauchi State Sharia Court, Mohammed Abubakar.

Mohammed, who said he was always ready to go by the judiciary’s tradition, which, he said, was predicated on justice and equity, noted that the judiciary was the last hope the common man.

“The judiciary is the last hope of the common man and it is not only the common man, it is the last hope of , because I have derived succour and solace in the judiciary.

“I am always ready to go by their tradition, because it is predicated on justice and equity.

“We, in the executive, are ready to give your autonomy; we are ready to give your respect, we are ready to clear latitude and leverage, so that will be able to dispense justice,” he said.

The governor reminded the sworn-in acting chief judge of the state sharia court that society expects a lot him, now and even after service.

“I know are going to have a very little stint, but it does not matter how long stay, but how well stay and how much you impact,” he said.

Mohammed commended the harmonious relationship between the legislative, executive and judiciary.

”I call on the judges that verdicts are quickly made in criminal cases in order to enhance the issues of reward and punishment in the state,” he said

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tenure of Alhaji Dahiru Ningi, the out-gone chief judge of the sharia court, ended on April 6. (NAN)