BY FATI MUSA MARTE, AUGUST 03, 2022 | 12:43 PM
Justice Kashim Zanna, the chief judge of Borno State has charged 21 newly sworn-in sharia judges to fight corruption in the state.
The chief judge made the charge on Tuesday at the swearing in of the judges in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said that judges should not tolerate corruption under any condition or guise.
'Each of you is coming in on merit; not by any influence or favor, you should have no difficulty in believing us when we say we will tolerate corruption, we will not under any condition or excuse tolerate corruption,' he said.
Judiciary, the third arm of government is the most important institution in Nigeria’s fight against corruption.
Lack of effective judicial system gives way for corrupt officials and persons to escape prosecution and encourage others to engage in corruption, it is believed.
Justice Zanna further charged them to discharge their duties in conformity with their oath of office, assuring them of adequate facilities under which to work effectively.
'All of you were clearly informed of the condition that you will be posted anywhere in the state where peace is restored and government will provide facilities very soon,' the Chief Judge said.
He also urged local authorities through the agencies of the state government to provide the judges with farmlands to cultivate and improve food supplies.
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