The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the state judiciary of full independence and that he would allow the principle of separation of power to reign without interference.
The Governor gave this assurance when he paid a visit to the State High Court in Lokoja the state capital, where he also promised that his administration would be guided by the constitution in dealing with other arms of government.
A visit to the judges in the state, the Governor said, would go a long way to foster peace and unity between the two arms of government, noting that this was significant in the history of the state judiciary as it was the first time a sitting governor would pay them am an official visit.
The Governor commended the judges in the state for being fair, honest and faithful.
In his address, the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, assured the Governor that the independence of the judiciary would in no way constitute any threat to his government.
He also highlighted some of their needs which he said has been militating against the smooth running of administration of justice.
The Governor promised to tackle all the issues raised by the Chief Judge and also assured them of equity in the allocation of resources and promised never to trespass in there official duty.