TARABA ODITTY: Taraba alleges marginalization in federal judicial appointments
LEGISREPORTS NG – The Taraba state government has alleged marginalization in federal judicial appointments in the country in spite of having qualified individuals that have contributed to the growth of the judiciary.
Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Mr. Gebon Timothy Kataps made the allegation during the commissioning of a Federal High Court complex in the state.
The commissioner said the last time indigenes of the state were appointed judges of the Federal High Court was in 2007 and since then “no single judge of the court has been appointed from Taraba state.”
He said despite the massive contribution of the state to the “development of law and the administration of justice, the various arms of the Federal High Court has never deemed it fit to implore the services of Taraba indigenes in the courts.”
He continued: “The state has been contributing to the development of law and the administration of justice in all the Federal Courts from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal High Court and National Industrial Court.”
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim
Auta, said the commissioning of the High Court Complex located along Hamaruwa Way in Jalingo Metropolis is part of the 40th anniversary of the Federal High Court in Nigeria.
This report was prepared by our reporter in Jalingo