Ganduje Set To Sign Judicial Financial Autonomy Bill Into Law

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has concluded plans to sign into law the Judicial Financial Autonomy Bill.

 The bill is christened Kano State  Judiciary Funds Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill 2021.

Ganduje will also assent his signature on Kano State Magistrates, Shari’ah Court Judges and other Judiciary Staff (Harmonization of Condition of Service) Bill, 2021 and Kano Multi-Door Court Bill, 2021.

He said he took the far-reaching decision to enhance smooth administration of justice and ensure financial transparency within the judicial system in the state.

He revealed this during the occasion of Magistrates Association of Nigeria (MAN) Annual Week, 2021, held at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Monday. 
 “I am happy that the event is coming up at the time where the Kano state government is all set and ready to receive and sign into Law, the three very important Bills forwarded by the Kano State Judiciary to the Kano State House of Assembly for passage,” he said.

He assured that  as soon as the bills are passed by the State House of Assembly, he would not hesitate to assent to them and ensure full implementation. 
“By passing the Bills into Law, our commitment towards ensuring the independence as well as the financial autonomy of the Judiciary will be sustained. 
“This therefore, demonstrates our goodwill and determination in promoting the rule of law, equity and fairness in the administration of justice in the state,” he added.
 Ganduje further stated that, “the state has directed the Ministry of Finance to release funds to the Kano State Judiciary and Ministry of Justice for attending Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference by the Magistrates, Shari’ah Court Judges (who are called to the Bar) and State Council.” 
He further disclosed that, “to also ease difficulties faced by members of the judiciary, the state would release the total sum N800,000,000 for the purchase of vehicles. The sum has been approved by the State Executive Council.”

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