The acting chief judge, Justice Umar Abubakar, has been tasked by the governor of Kebbi State, Nasir Idris, to decongest the State’s prison.
He said this in Bernin-Kebbi during the swearing-in of Khadi Sadiq Umar-Muktar, the state’s acting grand khadi.
Khadi Tukur Sani-Argungu, who had left the military, was succeeded by Umar-Muktar.
Because of complaints about overcrowding in the state’s prisons, the governor said that the call was essential.
Idris assigned Umar-Muktar the mission of upholding justice, equity, and fairness throughout the state.
The state’s populace was guaranteed by the governor that his administration will take all reasonable steps to ensure the satisfaction of judicial personnel.
He said: “Going by my background, I am a teacher; a unionist, and a labour leader who grew from local government level to state chairman and to become president of the largest trade union in Africa.”