Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has approved the payment of harmonised allowances for law officers serving in the judicial and legislative arms.
This was revealed when the High Court of Justice appeared before the House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary to defend the 2021 budget.
Those to benefit from the allowance, which will begin next month, include House of Assembly legal officers, lawyers from the Ministry of Justice, magistrates and other law officers.
Acting Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary Mohammed Alkali gave the governor a pat on the back for approving the implementation of the law officers’ allowances, which was not paid previously despite that there was a law to that effect.
Alkali (APC Lafia North) said Sule is a leader that has respect for the law and has the people at heart.
He urged citizens, irrespective of affiliations, to support him to succeed.
“As an Assembly, we hail the governor for this wonderful step taken and the good things he has been doing for the good of the people of the state. This is why we have resolved as an institution to give him the support he needs to succeed.
”We will continue to adjudicate on dispute and other lingering issues and challenges of the judicial arm for the best interest of all,” he said.
Alkali expressed satisfaction about the budget proposal, which also captured the allowances and called on the Ministry of Justice to redouble its effort in accessing funds, which was necessary for improving the justice system.