Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday commissioned the remodelled Sokoto High Court after decades of its being in a sorry state.
At the occasion, where the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) commissioned the edifice, the governor also gave cars to Judicial Staff of the court to improve their operational efficiency.
Speaking during the occassion, the Governor noted that greatest setback to the judiciary in the country over the years has been political intrusion in its affairs by vested interests among the political elites.
According to him, “the greatest danger to the independence of the judiciary comes from political interference with the workings of the Court.”
He noted that his administration has never interfered and will never intrude into the workings of the Court, stressing that he supports the independence of the judiciary in all its ramifications because he believes that
an independent judiciary is a key to fostering and establishing the rule of law.
Weighing in on the impasse that led to the current industrial action embarked upon by Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), the governor urged the union to embrace dialogue in order to resolve the issues that are at stake while appealing to them to return to normal service to the people for justice delayed, is justice denied.