Sokoto Govt Partners UK To Strengthen Justice System

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has restated commitment of the state government to partner with United Kingdom (UK) to transform justice system.

Tambuwal stated this when a UK delegation led by a member of the parliament and former Justice Minister, Helen Grant, paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday in Sokoto.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the delegation was on a study tour in the state, to examine the justice system with a view to organize training for judges, magistrates and other legal officers.

Tambuwal said the existing justice system was inherited from Britain, noting that: “it is proud to the British history, heritage and contributions to humanity as well as peace in the world.

“The relationship between Sokoto and Britain predates Nigeria as a nation”.

He added that major streets in Sokoto metropolis were named after famous Britons such as Clapperton, Barth and Lander Roads, among others as indication of strong relationship between the UK and people of the state.

On her part, Grant expressed delight over the visit, adding that she is proud of her African heritage.

Grant explained that in view of the importance of the partnership between the UK and Africa, an economic forum dubbed ‘UK-Africa investment Summit’ was held in London last week.

She said that a strong partnership has been built between the UK and Africa.

According to her, the proposed training of judicial officers would go a long way to further strengthen the rule of law and enhance the evolution of people friendly judicial system in the state.


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