Buni Commissions Yobe Legal Research, Documentation Centre
The centre located at a High Court, was built and equipped by the state government and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). While commissioning the centre on Friday in Damaturu, he said: “This legal research and documentation cenre, will increase the capacity building of judicial officers.”
He added that it will also enhance the speedy dispensation of justice across the various courts in the state “As the last hope for a common man, the judiciary must always rise to the challenge,” he said, noting that the centre could strengthen the belief of the common man at all times.
Continued; “We’ve great respect for the fundamental human rights of every citizen as enshrined in our law books regardless of their positions in society.” He therefore assured the people that the government will continue to support the judiciary to protect their rights.
“With the commissioning of this legal centre, it will ensure equity, justice and fair play for the various litigations in courts,” he said. He noted that; as the world takes advantage of the gains provided by Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the government would continue to support the judiciary.
He said the support was to adopt the modern methods of research and documentation to move away from the traditional time consuming methods. Buni further stated that “As the saying goes, ‘Justice Delayed, is Justice Denied,’ Yobe state government under my watch is always available and willing to support quick dispensation of justice in our courts.”
The governor commended the harmonious relationship existing between the executive and the judiciary describing the relationship between the Executive, the Legislature and the Judicial arms of government as the surest way of serving people better.
“As a matter of deliberate policy, our administration will always accord priority to providing a conducive working environment and logistics to deserving judicial officers to give them the peace of mind required to dispense justice.”
The Chief Judge of Yobe State; Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama said the new Research Center has a Conference Hall, Training Hall, e-Library, among others and were named after governor Buni and former chiefs justices, Late Justice Garba Musa Nabaruma and Late Justice Baba Alkali Ba’aba respectively.
“As at present this center is well equipped with amongst others 30 sets of desktop computers, 30 batteries and 3 inverters which were directly by us.”