05 January 2021 By Victoria Abah.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami has called on judicial officers to entrench the rule of law through quick dispensation of justice.
Malami made the call in Abuja, at a valedictory court session in honour of Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, who retired from service.
In an address, the Minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dayo Akpata, called on the bar and the bench to conduct themselves in accordance with the legal profession.
President, Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Apkata, while commending the FCT Chief Judge for his enormous achievments in office, emphasized the need for training of judicial correspondents for better reportage.
In a remark, The FCT Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello who admonished the bench to learn from the FCT Chief Judge, promised that the judiciary under his watch would set up children and adolescent Courts in the FCT.
Responding, the outgoing Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, who mainatined that the key attribute of the judiciary was impartiality, stressed that the bench must use their skills to protect the rights of individuals in the society.
Justice Bello while expressing gratitude to his family and members of the public, said he was grateful for the trust and confidence reposed in him during the course of his national assignment.
The occasion was graced by important personalities, amongst whom were the Governors of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and Akwa-Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel.