The Taraba state Judiciary has appreciated the present administration for realising the importance of constant training and retraining of judicial officers in the State.
The appreciation was made by the Taraba State Chief Judge, Justice Josephine Yakubu Tuktur, in an interview with newsmen.
While commenting on the activities of the Judiciary, she describing the trainings as landmark achievements, cutting across Judicial officers, Magistrates and Area Courts Judges apart from the construction of befitting offices to enhance the performance of the entire Judiciary.
Justice Josephine Tuktur stated that seminars and workshops were organised, including participation in both local and international conferences aimed at improving the capacity of judicial officers and judges to equip them adequately to discharge their judicial responsibilities effectively.
She revealed that for the first time in the history of the State, the Government approved and released funds for capital project in the judiciary as contained in the judicial law of 2014 and said the money was used in the construction of court complexes within the State capital and a Local Government Area.
The Chief Judge listed some of the completed court Halls as follows; three court halls at Afolahan Square, two court halls in Mile six and two court halls in Kona-Garu all in Jalingo Local Government Area.
Similarly, two blocks of four court halls in Karim Lamido, consisting of Magistrate courts and Area courts are still under construction, but said the work has reached appreciable level of completion.
Justice Josephine Tuktur further disclosed that the Judiciary also generated a total of eleven million, one hundred and sixty three thousand, three hundred and seventy five Naira (N11,163, 375.00), from court fees, court fines, probate fees and sales of application forms through the Judicial Service Commission.