Damaturu – Yobe State governor Alh. Ibrahim Geidam has expressed appreciation to the federal government for approving the establishment of the high court in Damaturu.
The governor who was speaking on occasion of the commissioning ceremony of the federal high court building yesterdayÂ said â€œit is believed that for any democratic dispensation to thrive, the rule of law must be upheld and the independence of the judiciary as a distinct arm of government must be respectedâ€
Alh. Ibrahim Geidam noted that the establishment of the federal high court building in the state would not only facilitate speedy dispensation of justice in the state but also integrate Yobe state into the national judicial system as cases that can not be tried in the state court could now be referred to the Federal High court in Damaturu for adjudication, thus saving litigants the trouble of travelling to Maiduguri to seek for justice.
Earlier in an address at a special court session to mark the official opening of the new federal high court Damaturu judicial division, the chief judge of the federal high courtÂ Abdullahi Mustapha, remarked that it is an event that will totally eliminate the obvious high cost incurred by lawyers and litigants in travelling to maiduguri to seek justice inÂ matter over which the federal high court has exclusive jurisdiction.
Chief judge Abdullahi pointed out that the establishment of the federal high court will avail the oportunities to the litigating members of the society in yobe state to ventilate their dispute before this court at a very minimal cost.
Meanwhile chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association Barrister Sale Kogo who is director civil litigation Yobe state assured the government that its members will do every thing possible to make sure the court succeed through practice ofÂ ethics of the profession.