Senate confirms Bulkachuwa as Nigeria’s Court of Appeal President

Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa
Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa

The judge lamented the underfunding of the judiciary.

The senate on Wednesday confirmed Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the President of the Court of Appeal.

The judge was confirmed after she answered questions by senators on the floor of the upper house.

Ms. Bulkachuwa said the poor funding of the judiciary was a major problem undermining the productivity of judicial officers at various levels.

“This is a very serious issue with us. We are the biggest court in the country. We have 90 justices as at now. We have 16 divisions of the Court of Appeal. But our budget this year is only N10.1billion.

“That is why we cried out last year and we are still crying out. We need our budget to be looked into.

“We need to have our tools because our tools are our books, comfortable quarters and then comfortable houses.

“So, if this condition is perfect or if this condition is manageable, I am sure we will have increased productivity,” Bulkachuwa said.

The Senate President, David Mark, while congratulating the appointee and the new Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, urged them to deliver efficiently on the responsibilities of their new offices.

“These are two very key appointments and the amount of time we spent on it is a clear indication of the importance that we attach to these confirmations.

“Justice Bulkachuwa should deliver Justice on time and Emefiele should ensure that he does the prescribed responsibilities of the governor of the Central Bank without fear or favour,” Mr. Mark advised.



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