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Justice Saidu Pulls Out From Bench With Clean Slate, Made Kwara Proud.

The fight against corruption in the judiciary and public sector cannot be won if the government fail to adequately renumerate judicial and public officers.
Hajia Abibat Saidu, Mrs. Belgore and Hajia Titilayo Saidu during the book launch.

launch. Saliu Saidu retired made the assertion during a validatory ceremony organised in his honour at Federal High Court, Ilorin Division by the Federal High Court Ilorin on Thursday.
L-R, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi, former Kwara State Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawond and other guest at the ceremony.

He said in a situation where judicial officers are on the same salary for over 13 years is not a good omen for judicial system, stressing that such Officer would not perform maximally as expected.
R-L, Hajia Asabe Kamal-deen and Hajia Wuraola during the programme.

He condemned a situation where state judicial officers have to wait for governor’s approval for their travel and others entitlement, saying that it is unacceptable and bad for developnent of nation judiciary.
R-L, Alhaji Nasir Alkali Saidu,Adam Kamal-deen Bani and Mohammed Alkali during the event.

He added that many judges and Khadis are yet to receive their gratuity many years after their retirement saying NJC should take up the responsible of the Judiciary.
Cross session of invited guests at the ceremony.

He charged the judicial Council to stand up and see other general conditions of both the serving and retired judges whose benefit are attached to government.
Alhaji Ola Saidu Alkali and Mallam Olayinka also at the ceremony.

He urged the national judiciary council should completely take over the responsibility of the state judiciary to maintain discipline of erring judges, further said that judiciary would be properly sanitised.

Celebrant, retired Justice Saliu Saidu presented with portrait after the validatory ceremony.

The retired Justice Saliu Saidu who served at federal high court judge for 18 years has finally pulled out from the bench with clean slate, saying that a judge must be justifying in his judgement.


Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq delivering his speech at the ceremony.

He further added that a judge must be loyal to the oath and stric in the interpretation of the law for the truth and justice.

Justice Binta Nyako at dinner held at MM event centre Ilorin.

“Above are my understanding of my profession. I believe that justice can bring peace to the society, explaining that a judge must be neutral between the wrong and right and upholding the truth.

Alhaji Saka Yusau Abimbola (SAN) making his contribution during the event.

He said “The best rule of law is justice to all manner of people irrespective of their tribe, ethnic, gender and religious”, buttressed.


Celebrant receiving present from some of the guests during the dinners.

He stated that he had served the country as federal high court judge in Jos, Abeokuta, Osogbo, Abakaliki, Lagos, Port-Harcourt and retired in Lagos, disclosing that serving in various states made him better Nigerian.

Celebrant cutting validatory cake during the event.

Also Speaking, Barrister Yusuf Ali (SAN), described retiree as a complete gentleman, saying that he never heard anyone whispering rumora about him for betrayal during his service years.

Celebrant was presented with roll up banner by his friends.

He said the retiree is a rare quality man who has never been alledged of corruption of any nature, congratulating him for holding to the oath and making Ilorin and Kwara proud.


In his speech at the book presentation in honor of Justice Saidu, the Chairman of the occasion, Justice Ahmad Olanrewaju Belgore said that he is opposed to the elongation of service of Judges.
Justice Belgore who is a judge of the Court of Appeal said, “I’m opposed to the elongation of tenure for the Judiciary, there is no need for it”, he said.

In his appreciation message at the book presentation, retired Justice Saliu Saidu acknowledged the favour of Almighty God for bestowed on him from the birth to present, pointing out that God has always been merciful, kind and generous to him.


He expressed his profound gratitude to everyone who took time to attend his validatory ceremony and the book launch, saying that people think twice before attending functions due to security challenge of the country.


“I have the confidence that the book would add up to legal authorities on subject matters of law having regards to the esteemed personalities who have contributed to the publication of the book”, he assured.

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