Kwara State governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who has for days now been touring government facilities across the state has given reasons for his action.
The governor said he decided to do that in order to fully appreciate the extent of the rots in the system while also lamenting that the huge infrastructure deficit will require proper planning that will span multiple budget years to fix. ‘I have come to see things for myself.
We have always known that the rot is unimaginable. But it is important that I see things for myself. I have seen things for myself and I have asked the Chief Judge (and his team) to raise a memo, stating what the problems are and what we can do to solve them in short and long term’, the governor told reporters during his visit to the Magistrate Court, Sango, Ilorin, the state capital, which had long collapsed. Governor AbdulRazaq said he would ensure that the judiciary is given the needed support to function as an independent arm of government.
The state Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Kawu while receiving the governor in his office said he had already prepared a report detailing the problems facing the state judiciary, particularly the decrepit state of the facilities and lack of modern courtrooms also expressed confidence that the governor will address the problems.
‘I will soon forward the report to you and I trust that you will do your best to address the problems’, he said. AbdulRazaq also visited the state Shariah Court of Appeal and the Customary Court at Centre Igboro, Ilorin.