Justice Bulkachuwa inaugurates 20th Court of Appeal in Gombe



The President of the  Court of , Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa Thursday inaugurated the 20th division of the  Court of Gombe.

Bulkachuwa said at the ceremony, court would serve Gombe, Borno and Yobe.

“Today we are here to Commission Gombe division of  court of , pray Gombe division will not only be the 20th number but will rank among the best the performance and justice delivery.

“From inception 1976 we have only three court of appeals , Kaduna and , in 1977 the number was increase to five with the establishment of and Ibadan divisions.

“We have  just Commission the Asaba, Oka and Kano division some days a go so Gombe is going to be the 20th,” she said.

Bulkachuwa said  division would help get easy access to justice and reduce difficulties associated with long distance travel to Jos division.

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State said the inauguration of the court, marked an important milestone in the development of judiciary in the state and the country in general.

Yahaya thanked the President of the court for  chosen the state to host the appeal court in the -region  assured of continued support ensuring justice  delivery to the ordinary .

“The new Gombe division of the will promote faster of judicial , increase access to justice to our and reduce the cost of traveling for long distance,” he said.

He said that the court will be easily accessibly to people from neighbouring Borno and Yobe.

He, however, assured that his administration would continue having cordial relationship with the judiciary.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the court has three Judges from three states. (NAN)