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Gov Sani-Bello reiterates commitment to autonomy of judiciary

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Gov. Abubakar  Sani-Bello of Niger  on Monday reiterated his commitment to  judicial autonomy.

Sani-Bello made the pledge at the opening of a two-day training for Magistrates’ and District Courts  in Minna.

The  training was sponsored by Department for International Development (DFID), Role UK London Judicial College London, African House London and the Niger Government.

He said this, would enable the judiciary to carry out its major responsibilities without hindrance.

”The state government had taken proactive steps to enhance the welfare of judges and and granted the judiciary the independence it requires to function optimally.

”The government has embarked on renovation of some courts builds across the state to provide conducive judicial environment.

”The government would continue to ensure that the judiciary gets its own share of FAAC allocation,” he said.

He added that the training would strengthen the rule of law and facilitate its progress towards Sustainable Development Goal.

In his goodwill message, Gov. Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, commended the state government for its synergy with judicial arm of government for effective performance.

He described the training of magistrates as “important”, adding that the training would improve their capacity and keep them abreast with judicial administration justice.

Tambuwal, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, called for adequate support to the judiciary and appealed to other state governors to emulate Niger, and give financial autonomy to the judiciary, in order to have an independent and corrupt free judiciary.

edited by Sadiya Hamza

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