By CELESTINE ATTSAR
A bill for the law to provide for the management of the funds of the judiciary has passed its second reading on the floor of the Plateau State House of Assembly.
The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Naanlong Daniel who presented the bill recalled that the same bill was passed into law in 2018 by the National Assembly and it is expected that all the 36 states Assemblies to domesticate the bill so that it can be applicable to the state judiciaries.
According to him, “when the bill is passed into law it would enhance our judicial process that is facing financial challenges in carrying out its functions as the third tier of government.
While contributing to the bill the member representing Rukuba /Irigwe Constituency, Hon. Musa Agah said it was good for the judiciary to have financial independence for justice to be dispense.
Also contributing, the member representing Pankshin South Constituency, Hon. Henry Longs explained that if the judiciary is to be truly operating independently they must also have financial independence.”
In his contribution, member representing Riyom Constituency, Hon. Timothy Dantong said giving financial independence to the judiciary would reduce miscarrying of justice.
In another development, the Plateau State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the last commissioner nominee, Barr. Chrisantus Ahmadu.
It would be recalled that the commissioner nominee was among the 23 commissioner nominees that were presented to the Plateau State House of Assembly by Governor Simon Bako Lalong, but was out of the country when the other 22 were screened and confirmed.