Judiciary must work together to overcome corruption challenges, says Gov Tambuwal


Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Tuesday enjoined the judiciary to make concerted efforts to tackle the current challenges confronting the third arm of government.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of a new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Bello Abass, the governor said the recent arrest of some judges had placed a huge burden on the judiciary and required unity of purpose to overcome.
Governor Tambuwal said that the judicial arm of government held an important role in the society, stressing that judges must always live above board in setting examples.
He assured that his administration would partner with all the arms of government to ensure quick and efficient dispensation of justice for the benefit of the society.
“For us in the Executive, we consider the other two arms of government as equal partners. We will stand side by side with the judiciary to ensure quality justice is dispensed.
“What the judiciary is facing in Nigeria today is a trial moment. As Chief Judge in Sokoto, you are likely to face similar challenges confronting the judiciary in Nigeria. I want to assure you that we will work with you to achieve success,” the governor added.
Tambuwal admonished family and friends of the new chief Judge to avoid exerting undue pressure on him, because he had little or no favour to dispense.
“Let me appeal to family, friends and well-wishers not to exert undue pressure on the chief judge. As you are aware, he has no contract to give and has no favour to dispense. You should pray for him to enable him succeed in his new task,” he added.
The governor urged members of the bar and the bench to support the new chief udge of the state and appealed to them to see themselves as one family working for a common purpose.
“We’ll give you unconditional support. And within the limited resources available, we will ensure you overcome the challenges facing you in your places of work,” Tambuwal said.
Justice Abass succeeded Justice Aishat Dahiru, who retired from service in August after twenty years as chief judge of Sokoto State.