Gov. Sani Bello: “My administration has provided the needed support to the judiciary.’
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has emphasized the critical role of the judiciary in dispensing justice, saying that it is a prerequisite for peace and order.
Gov. Sani Bello said this while commissioning the Law Library of the State Ministry of Justice located at the Abdlkareem Lafene Secretariat, Minna, the state capital;
Governor Sani Bello emphasized the critical role of the judiciary in dispensing justice which, he said, is a prerequisite for peace and order.
He maintained that his administration has provided the needed support to the Judiciary all through, and expressed optimism that the next administration will sustain the efforts so that Judiciary will continue to serve its purpose.
The Governor described the Law Library as a “fantastic” project that would improve the capacity of lawyers.
“Over all, it’s a fantastic project. It will definitely improve on capacity. It’s first of it’s kind, and they have put in lots of effort in terms of putting together all the materials”, he said.
He commended the efforts of the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and all other staff for coming up with such initiative.
The Governor enjoined the staff on maintenance of the Library.
“I call on the entire staff to make the best use of this library by collaborating with other sister agencies to enrich its content in terms of print materials, computer assisted legal research, and microform collections of laws in force, session laws, superseded laws, foreign and international laws, and other research resources”, he urged.
Speaking earlier, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nasara Danmalam, said the project was one of his priorities since he assumed office, adding that the area office in Kontagora is about 90% complete.
According to him, “we have the hard and soft library and of course the gazette office” and it is open to the general public, explaining that it would improve efficiency.
In her remarks the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Barrister. Maryam Mahmud, commended Governor Sani Bello’s administration as well as the Attorney General for updating, upgrading and enriching the Ministry’s library.
The Law Library has the hard library, e-library, reference and research sections.