From Ahmad Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi has stressed the need for judicial officers to always discharge their duties without fear or favour, urging them to see their job as a divine service.
Justice Olusiyi gave the advice in Lokoja yesterday, during the presentation of the four newly appointed judges in the state, to the Bar and members of the public.
Hel pointed out that the responsibilities placed on them as High Court judges are enormous, with all forms of restrictions, saying they are however, duty bound within the social recluse, to relax, with a view to discharging the tasks expected of them, diligently.
He further added that the job is sometime stressful, but efforts must be intensified by them to ensure that the work did not get the better part of them, which would reduce their strength, saying they needed time to rest, so as to fully concentrate, and carryout their duties with ease.
The Chief judge assured the newly elevated judges that although things might not be rosy in the profession, but the opportunity God gave them to serve humanity should serve as more or less, a comfort for them, promising that they would continue to press for further improvement in the job.
In his goodwill message, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, represented by the solicitor general and permanent secretary in the ministry of justice, Hauwa Yusuf Esq. assured that government would continue to support the state judiciary, to enable judicial officers discharge their duties without fear or favour.
She commended the state judiciary for the diligent way they had carryout their constitutional duties, especially last year, despite challenges posed by the corona virus pandemic, assuring that government would continue to support them to succeed.
While congratulating the new judges for their elevation, the solicitor general stressed the need for them to continue to do their best in dispensing justice without fear or favour, even as government would not relent in creating a conducive atmosphere for them to do their job effectively.
Also speaking at the occasion, the chairman of Lokoja branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Mr. Sam Owoyomi Esq. emphasized the need for the members of the Bench and the Bar to continue to work collectively, to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.