Nasarawa State Governor-elect, Mr Abdullahi Sule, has promised to ensure the independence of the Judiciary for efficient dispensation of justice.

Sule gave the assurance on Friday in Lafia when the leadership of the Magistrates Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nasarawa State chapter, visited him.

He appreciated the role of magistrates in the dispensation of justice and in protecting the interest of the less-privileged and vulnerable in the society.

The governor-elect maintained that his administration would respect the independence of the Judiciary and would not tinker with the resources meant for the three arms of government in the state.

“My administration will always support your association for the effective discharge of your responsibilities,’’ he said.

Earlier, Abdullahi Shammah, the State Chairman of the association, said the aim of the visit was to felicitate with the governor-elect and to seek support toward addressing challenges facing magistrates in the state.

Shammah highlighted some of the challenges to include mobility, security, and implementation of harmonised laws of 2018 package for magistrates, amongst others.

He appealed to the governor-elect to consider their situation upon assumption of office later this month.