Kano Govt paid N100m as medical allowance to high court judges – Ganduje

The Kano State paid over N100 million as medical allowances for High Court Judges in the state.

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, made this known when he received members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Kano state chapter on a visit.

“We also paid over N20 million as allowances  for Magistrates and Sharia Court judges.

“We also paid Sharia and Magistrate court  judges N20 million as furniture allowance,” he said.

The governor said the state also pays N46 million monthly as overhead cost to the judiciary.

He said the state also spent N100 million furniture, accommodation and expenses for the .

“I think this shows the independence  of the judiciary. We have shown evidence our obligations to the judiciary,”  Ganduje said.

Earlier, the NBA , Aminu Sani-Gadanya, said members were in the governor’s office to discuss and find a way to support the autonomy of the judiciary.

”We were instructed NBA national body to engage state governors to find a lasting solution to this issue.

“You may recall we embarked on an infinite strike to push for the implementation of Judicial Autonomy.

“We decided to visit you to find a way forward and also commend you for all your support to us,” he said. (NAN)