Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi has called for the sustenance of the separation of powers among the three arms of government in the overall interest of the people.
Justice Olusiyi made the call at the valedictory Court Session in Lokoja.
He said the doctrine of separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution is to ensure checks and balances among the three arms of government and to avoid the abuse of power.
The Chief Judge appealed to the State Government to look into the infrastructural decay in the Judiciary and make the working environment more conducive for optimal performance by judicial Officers.
He also urged the Bar and the Bench to see each other as partners in progress as well as the need for Lawyers to do more humanitarian work for the poor, vulnerable and the needy in the society.
Justice Olusiyi called on the Federal Government to establish a Court of Appeal in Kogi State as most cases before the Court in Abuja emanate from the State.
Speaking on behalf of High Court Judges at the occasion, Justice Sunday Out commended the outgoing Chief Judge for his impeccable record and firmness within and outside the Court as well as his immense contributions to the administration of justice in the State.
In a remark, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mohammed Sani praised Justice Henry Olusiyi for his meritorious service to the Judiciary, the State and the nation at large.
In thier separate goodwill messages, the representative of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Usman Sule, SAN, and Chairman, Lokoja chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Sam Owoyomi both extolled the sterling qualities of the CJ and described his tenure as impactful.
In a message to the occasion, Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello described Justice Olusiyi as a consumate professional and dedicated civil servant worthy of a judicial officer.
Governor Bello said his administration is working towards making judicial Officers more comfortable while performing their constitutional duties.
He said the government is also working to repeal all laws of post service benefits to political office holders except as stipulated in the constitution to conserve more resources for development.
Highlights of the occasion was a brief remark by one time Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Umoru Eri about the outstanding qualities of the outgoing CJ.
It would be recalled that the outgoing Chief Judge Justice Henry Olusiyi was appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello in acting capacity on the third of July after the death of the former Chief Judge, Justice by Nasir Ajana and confirmed in the twenty ninth of December, twenty, twenty. By Olusegun Oyenibi, Lokoja