The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed, has sworn in the sixth Chief Judge of the state, Justice Sulyman Kawu, with a charge on him to build on his past records of hard work to ensure rule of law and quick dispensation of justice.
Administering the oath of office on the new Chief Judge at the Government House, the State Governor, congratulated him for the well deserved appointment and urged him to chart a new course for the rapid dispensation of justice in the state.
Governor Ahmed also tasked the Nigerian judiciary to rectify the impunity and disregard for the rule of law as well as numerous challenges confronting the nation’s democracy to earn the confidence of the people.
He congratulated the state judiciary for the rancour free change of baton and promised the government’s continuous support to the judiciary in meeting its obligations.
Governor Ahmed disclosed that his government had approved the payment of pecuniary allowance for judicial workers, starting from February 2015 in the state.
Responding, the new Chief Judge, Justice Sulyman Kawu, thanked the Governor for the opportunity and promised to redouble his efforts in bringing the state judiciary to the forefront of Nigeria’s judiciary.
Justice Kawu also seized the occasion to call for the autonomy of the judiciary as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as amended.