By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
Fifteen Senior Magistrates in Niger State on Wednesday received government’s largesse of vehicles as the state government rolled out first phase of vehicles gifts to members of the state’s lower Bench, (Magistrates).
Keys of fifteen Peugeot 406 brands were handed over to the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Aliyu Mayaki for handover to the Magistrates listed on the first batch of beneficiaries at a ceremony held at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Sani Bello admitted that the issue of giving out means of transportation to Magistrates in the state had been in the works for over two years just as he revealed that the state government would soon make available more vehicles to the remaining Magistrates who were not captured on the first batch of recipients.
He explained that the gesture was part of his administration’s unflinching desire to improve service delivery by the judiciary officers and to make them function effectively in the discharge of their duties to the state.
The governor said the cars would assist the Magistrates in discharging their duties as it would aide them to move conveniently from one place to another.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Aliyu Mohammed Mayaki who received the keys of the vehicles, thanked the state government for the gesture.
He appealed to the governor to hasten delivery of the remaining vehicles to the Magistrates in the state who were yet to receive their own.
Justice Aliyu Mohammed Mayaki tasked the Magistrates in the state to redoubled their performance adjudication of cases brought before them.
He advised them to make good use of the vehicles which he noted were meant to ease their movements from one place to another.