Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State, has declared that the Judicial arm of government in the state will get financial autonomy in line with provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria and the Benue State Judiciary Fund Management law, 2021.
The Governor gave the assurance during the 2023/2024 Benue State Judiciary legal year celebration held in Makurdi the, Benue State capital.
Governor Alia, noted that, granting financial autonomy to the judiciary is an essential ingredient of the rule of law, which will enable the Judges to apply the law without fear or favor, but with respect to the fundamental human rights of the citizenry.
He reiterated the determination of his administration to create an enabling investment environment to attract investors to the state, stressing that such a desire can be actualized if the judiciary is alive to its responsibilities to protect investors from unwarranted legal proceedings.
The Governor described the judiciary as a valued partner in his administration’s efforts to reposition Benue State, promising to look into the welfare of Judges including those of the lower bench.
Governor Alia, directed the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice and Public Order, Barr Fidelis Mnyim to liaise with the Chief Judge, Justice Maurice Ikpambese, and work out modalities aimed at improving the welfare of Judges in the state.
While felicitating with the judiciary on this legal year’s celebration, the governor charged them to strive towards ensuring speedy and timely dispensation of justice.
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