Kano State Chief Judge Justice Dije Abdu-Aboki has set up a performance and evaluation committee to assess the performance of magistrates quarterly in order to ensure good administration of justice in the state.
According to a statement issued to newmen by Spokesman of Kano State Judiciary, Baba Jibo Ibrahim, he revealed, Justice Aboki disclosed this during a meeting with magistrates at the Conference Hall of the High Court of Justice Kano on Monday.
She said that the magistracy is closer to the people at the grassroots and therefore magistrates should exhibit a high sense of commitment to the preservation of the rule of law.
Justice Aboki urged the magistrates to refrain from taking cases that are not assigned to them by the directing authorities, as it is a flagrant abuse of office and attracts serious disciplinary action.
She also warned them that issuing ex-parte orders without application and proper recording is an infraction.
The Chief Justice further called on the magistrates to take full control of their courts and supervise their registries to minimize common infractions such as cases without dates.