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Security, judiciary collaboration inevitable for fair election, says Kogi CJ


FOR effective justice delivery, the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, says that sustained cordial relationship between the Judiciary and Nigerian Police is inevitable.

   Ajanah, who spoke at the weekend when the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Mr. Samuel Adeyemi Ogunjemulusi, paid him a courtesy call, noted that a generally secure environment would enable those involved in the administration of justice to carry out their duties fearlessly.

   He said the rescheduled 2015 general elections have provided the nation an opportunity to address the security issues in the state, adding that they must be properly addressed to bring about free, fair and safe elections.

   Ajanah emphasised the need to resuscitate the committee on the administration of justice in the state, which comprises the chief judge, commissioner of police and host of others, to quickly address various issues bordering on security and prison decongestion.

   Earlier, the commissioner thanked him for his warm reception, adding that he has been briefed on the security challenges in the state and has mapped out strategies by deploying various officers to the divisions in the state.

   He assured that the principal officers would be on ground to ensure that elections are safe, free, fair and credible.

Wada working hard to reduce cost of agric

To make agriculture attractive and affordable for rural dwellers, Governor Idris Wada has pledged over the weekend commitment to reducing the cost of agricultural production to the barest minimum.

   Making the pledge while commissioning some tractors, bulldozers, pay-loaders and other earthmoving agricultural equipments procured by his administration for lease to farmers at subsidized rate, he said the cardinal thrust of his administration is creating a conducive environment for the youth, women and the teaming populace beyond subsistence farming.

   Wada indicated that in spite of the dwindling resources from the Federation Account and other competing demands in the state, he took the bold step to further demonstrate his commitment to the total transformation of the state.

   “These acquisition of this versatile land clearing, land acquisition machines, alongside the tractors and pumping machines, will go a long way in opening up more agricultural land for crop production by our farmers at affordable cost,” he noted.

   The emphasis, according to him, is in bringing down the cost of production for farmers to enable them expand their horizons. He noted that land clearing, preparation and development are expensive steps in farming that have continuously kept the people at the subsistence level.

   To brake away from that, “we focused on buying these equipments, which will further help in opening up new farms and feeder roads to have easy access to markets, thereby solving the challenge of unemployment of our teaming youths.”

   Therefore, he tasked the state Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that the equipments are effectively and efficiently deployed to the people and adequately maintained for optimum use.

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