A seven-man team from the federal judiciary has visited Gombe state on a facility assessment tour preparatory to the take-off Court of Appeal Division in the state.
The Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Gombe state Governor, Mr Samaila Uba Misilli has said
Mr Misilli stated this in a press statement signed and made available to journalists in Gombe on Tuesday.
He said a team headed by the presiding judge of the Court of Appeal, Jos Division, Hon. justice Adzira Gana Mshelia, toured the temporary and the proposed permanent sites of the court.
According to him, the team was mandated by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to inspect some facilities and make recommendations for the smooth take-off of the appeal court in Gombe State.
“The facilities visited included the proposed judges’ residential quarters which is at about 80 per cent completion stage, court premises, and junior and senior staff quarters, among others
“To show his commitment to the immediate take-off of the court, Governor Inuwa Yahaya had provided a fully furnished court hall, five fully furnished chambers for the judges of the court of appeal, a well equipped registry office, residential quarters for judges’ accommodation, temporary accommodation for staff as well as a 2-hectares plot of land along Bauchi road for the construction of the permanent Court of Appeal Division Complex,” the SA said.
The Special Assistant said that the team had earlier paid a courtesy visit on Governor Yahaya, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau.