Yola - Gov. Bala Ngillari of Adamawa
on Friday swore-in Justice Ishaya Banu as new Acting Chief Judge of the state.
Ngillari said that the Judiciary arm of government remained
the only system
that had continued to maintain its integrity as it strives to strengthen
democracy in the country.
"Judiciary as you know is the last hope of masses as well
"Therefore, the Judiciary must continue to ensure that it
upholds the right position in the decision making in the process of growing
democracy,” he said.
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He said that the appointment of the new acting chief judge
was on merit following his track record of excellence in the discharge of his
duties and career in the judiciary.
Ngillari said that the state's quota at the federal
judiciary level were still vacant and urged the state judiciary to work towards
filling the vacant slots as a matter of urgency.
"We have eminent people that deserve to be there,” Ngillari
The governor assured the appointee of maximum cooperation of
government with the judiciary to allow the system function effectively.
In his acceptance speech, Banu thanked the Almighty and the
Adamawa Government for finding him worthy to serve his people.
He promised to abide by the rules and regulations of the
judiciary and to avoid any act capable of tarnishing its image as well as
ensuring discipline in the system.