By Usman Shuaibu
A retired Judge at Kuje Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Hon. Alhassan M. Kusherki, has charged the Federal Government to do something reasonably on the remuneration of the Area Court Judges to enable them to meet up with basic necessities of life.
Kusherki, who gave the charge while speaking to newsmen during the occasion of his retirement from service organized by the Area Court Judges Association of Nigeria, Abuja chapter on Wednesday.
He called on upcoming Judges to be patient as well as to be God fearing in all their dealings, saying that anybody who fears God can be anything in life.
He also advised the Area Court Judges to continue to shun corruption, explaining that during his tenure as the Chairman of the Area Court Judges Association of Nigeria, he did not have any case of corrupt Judges among the Area Court Judges.
When asked on the delay of cases in Nigerian courts, he said the lawyers as well as the prosecutors were the people responsible for the delay of cases in the courts.
While reading his valedictory speech, Kusherki said: “To the members of staff especially those I worked with, I appreciate and I have no regret working with you whatsoever, keep it up. I shall seize this opportunity to inform you that my doors are open so that we keep the good working relationship ongoing. Even if I am not physically present with you, permit me to say I am sorry for, if any, wrong done to you in the course of our working together, I am a human being”.
On his part, the presiding Judge in charge of the Area Court in Kubwa, Hon. Adamu Wakili, urged Nigerian Judges to be dedicated to their jobs.
He said: “The Judges should stick to the oath of office and oath of allegiance, Judges should be highly standard character, Judges should be incorruptible free and Judges should be patient always”.
Wakili used the occasion to describe retired Justice Kusherki as a straight forward person.