Gov. Lalong tells judges to shun corruption, dispense justice without fear or favour

Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau State

Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau State

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Tuesday urged judges to shun corrupt tendencies and insist on dispensing justice without fear or favour.

He spoke in Jos at the swearing in of three newly appointed judges into the Plateau judiciary.

“Your role is very crucial to protecting the dignity of the human person; a society without justice cannot stand, so you must strive to ensure that Nigerians get justice at all times,” Lalong said.

He expressed his administration’s commitment toward a strong, vibrant and independent judiciary, and challenged judges as the pillars of that system to live up to expectation.

The governor also reminded them of the crucial role the judiciary was expected to play to ensure good governance, pointing out that it must ensure that other arms deliver on their mandate.

Lalong told the new judges that they had been chosen from a rich reservoir of competent judicial officers the state was endowed with, noting that their appointment was to fulfill conditions set by the National Judicial Council.

“It is a statement of our confidence in your capacity to strengthen the judiciary for efficient and effective service delivery, “ he declared.

The judges were Silas Bakfur, Nanpon Dadi and Mrs Nafisatu Lawal.

Justice Bakfur who responded on behalf of others thanked the governor for finding them worthy of the appointment.
He promised that the new officers would adhere strictly to their oaths of office by dispensing justice without fear or favour.

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  • Objectivity View

    Every criminal in political office now tells judges to shun corruption.

  • amador kester

    Nice exhortations, keep it up although they could not listen to some imams or bishops who preach better with awe. They dont even fear mr president an inch as his excellency just reported that some judges are crippling his anticorruption war. But i ask mr president: what do you do to generals who sabotage a war? As there are rogue generals so are there rogue judges of unknown allegiance to cripple down a nation without qualms. I believe in outright disbanding and re engineering of systems that dont work before more harm is done. If anyone uses kid gloves he does so sui periculo.