By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has said that his administration enjoys excellent working relationship with the judiciary, as well as the legislature.
Engineer Sule stated this while hosting the President and members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), at the Government House, on Tuesday.
According to the Governor, as a further means to foster cordial relationship between the three arms of government in Nasarawa State, the executive, judiciary and legislature will parley together next week, with a view to appraising how well to serve the state and the people.
Engineer Sule explained that even though Nasarawa State was able to resolve many of her security challenges, there are still grey areas that required further clarification so that people who do not mean well for the state, can be effectively prosecuted.
“We believe it is necessary for us to sit down together to be able to prosecute and send the people who don’t mean well to jail where they belong,” the Governor stated.
He used the opportunity of the visit to highlight inroads by his administration in the judiciary, stressing that government will always provide necessary tools to ensure efficient discharge of responsibilities.
“On assumption of office, I realised that some of our magistrates are going to work on motorcycles.
“Within a short time, we were able to provide each magistrate with a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of their responsibility,” he said.
While commenting on the effort of his administration to provide affordable housing for the people of the state, Engineer Sule disclosed that his administration will be more than willing to allocate 50 houses to lawyers in the state.
“As I am talking to you, we have Family Homes, as well as various other developers that are building homes and they are going to be giving to the various people living in Nasarawa state at subsidized rates.
“I will be more than happy if you select, like say you have 50 lawyers now you want them to be giving houses, we will be more than happy to give them 50 houses so that they can start with that,” the Governor said.
Earlier, in his opening speech, the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, said he was in Nasarawa State to meet with members of the bar, with a view to understanding the issues affecting the members.