Makurdi Appeal Court Begins Sitting 7 Jan, 2011


A division of the Appeal Court for Benue and Nasarawa states is to begin sitting in  Makurdi on 7 January, 2011.

This was disclosed to newsmen at Government House, Makurdi, by Justice Isa Ayo  Salami, President Court of Appeal, who after a tour of facilities provided by the  state government for the court for the take off of the court, expressed happiness  with what he saw so far.

Accompanied on the inspection by the presiding Judge, Court of Appeal, Abuja,  Justice Mohammed Garba; Justice Monica Vincent of Jos Division and other justices of  the Court of Appeal, the Justice Salami further hinted that he had already appointed  three justices to man the Makurdi Division.

He praised Governor Gabriel Suswam for providing a conducive atmosphere for the  anticipated take-off of the court.

The governor, who was represented by the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner  for Justice, Mr. Chive Kaave, thanked Justice Salami for giving approval for the  citing of the court in the state, assuring that government will give every  assistance needed for the successful operation of the court.

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Kaave noted that the establishment of the Appeal Court in Benue will reduce the  trauma suffered by litigants and their clients travelling to Jos for their cases.

Among the facilities in the court are a befitting court room and four-bedroom flat  accommodation for the resident judges.

—Ubong George/Makurdi

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