2023/2024 Legal Year: Bauchi CJ Encourages Out of the Court Disputes Resolution


By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti

Bauchi State Judiciary has indicated a strong commitment to initiate a Multi-Door Court House Process that would provide alternative way for disputes resolution.

The State Chief Judge Justice Rabi Talatu Umar who made this known at the occasion of 2023/2024 Legal Year Ceremony in Bauchi, admonished the public on the imperative of being less in filling unnecessary letigation.

Justice Rabi Talatu Umar who expressed concern on the growing number of cases being filed at Magistrate, Shari’a and High courts of Justice stressed the need for out of the court settlement of disputes which is overstretching human and material resources.

She also urged Lawyers, Police and personnel of Correctional Centres to assist the court in smooth dispensation of justice through judicious case management devoid of technicalities and unnecessary delay.

In his address, the State Governor Bala Mohammed who appreciated the performance of the state judiciary in handling both Civil and criminal cases assured that his administration would provide more support in areas of infrastructure and logistics for the judiciary to perform optimally.

While congratulating the judiciary on the occasion of 2023/2024 Legal Year, Bala Mohammed emphasized the need to sustain the existing harmonious relationship among all the arms of government to secure the state against criminal elements.

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