Kano CJ laments dearth of juries, obsolete working equipment
Acting Chief of Kano State, Justice Nasir Sagir has raised alarm over the possible negative implications of acute shortage of Judges in the state. Justice Nasir, who spoke recently at the second quarterly session of Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) project on court proceedings in Kano, lamented that the continuous dearth of Judges may lead to needless delay of justice.
Citing the present composition of judges in the state, Nasir who was represented by Chief Registrar of the state high Court, Jamilu Shehu Suleiman revealed that only 21 Judges were presently managing cases meant to be handled by over 30 judges.
In his words: “When you have only 21 Judges in a population of over 15 million people being allotted no fewer than 20 cases on daily basis, how can you guarantee quick dispense of justice in such situation?
“Also the National Industrial Court in Kano which is serving the entire North has only one Judge. In Kano we have over 100 Sharia courts, about 80 magistrate courts and 20 High courts. All these courts have limited personnel required to make them functional”.