FCT minister pledges total support for judiciary
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday, pledged its total support to the judiciary, especially in the quest of judicial officers to own their own homes upon retirement.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this pledge during a farewell visit of the President of Nigeria Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa to his office in Abuja.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Anthony Ogundele, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Abuja, the minister described Justice Bulkachuwa as a positive role model, appreciating her for her service to Nigeria.
He further commended the retiring Court of Appeal President for her passion for the welfare of judges, especially in their efforts to own their own homes.
“I want to briefly acknowledge the passion that you have exhibited in terms of trying to ensure that judges in Nigeria get well accommodated because this is something you have always mentioned to me and you have pursued it vigorously in your office.
“I assure you that all your advice in this matter, especially the need for judges to retire to their own personal houses, I will also be among those who will champion that by virtue of my office.” He assured.
He, therefore, appealed to her to make herself available when called upon to offer advice when the need arises.
“We will appeal that you open your doors for us so that when the need arises for us to come and tap out of your immense wisdom, you will be able to support us because there are so many agencies of the FCT administration that will be able to really tap from your wisdom and experiences” the minister urged.
In her remarks, Justice Bulkachuwa revealed that she would be retiring from the nation’s judicial service in the next few days on reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70 years and was in the FCTA to pay a courtesy call on the minister to thank him for all he had done for the Court of Appeal and Nigeria as a whole.
On the entourage of Justice Bulkachuwa was Presiding Justice of Asaba Division, Justice Uzo Ndukwe Anyanwu and Presiding Justice of the Kano Division of the Nigeria Court of Appeal, Justice Yahaya Abubakar Datti.