By CELESTINE ATTSAR
THE Plateau State House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary Ethics and Privileges said it would look into the issues affecting the performance of the judiciary in the state to make it more effective and reliable.
The chairman of the committee, Hon. Henry Soebis Longs stated this after visiting the State Chief Judge, Plateau State Judicial Service Commission, the state Customary Court of Appeal and Sharia Court of Appeal.
Hon. Longs said, as an important arm of government and the last hope of the common man it is good to give it the needed attention for effective performance.
According to him the visit was to familiarize the committee with the different components of the judiciary and to establish a very good relationship with them for the betterment of the state.
While responding the Chief judge of Plateau State Hon. Justice Yakubu Dakwak thanked the committee for the visit and commended the House for passing into law the bill that would give autonomy to the judiciary.
At the Judicial Service Commission the Chairman of the Commission who is the Chief Judge of the State Hon. Yakubu Dakwak says the Commission is lacking in office accommodation staffing and vehicles.
In her response the President of Plateau State Customary Court of Appeal Hon. Justice Julie Kyentu. Commended the House for passing the Judiciary autonomy Bill into law which according to her is a good development to the state adding that the court is lacking in accommodation and staffing.
Also speaking during the committee’s visit the Acting Grand Khadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Umar Ibrahim described the visit as historic as it was the first of its kind by any standing committee of the House on Judicial, which according to him was a sign of good things to come and called for a good working relationship with the committee for the progress of the state.