On behalf of myself and colleagues at Dele Adesina LP, I congratulate the President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, as my Lordship’s retirement programmes take off today, 19th of February 2020, with the Special Valedictory Court Session holding at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division. His Lordship retires on Friday, the 6th of March 2020, upon the attainment of the mandatory retirement age of Seventy (70) years.
Honourable Justice Bulkachuwa’s legacy on the Bench and in particular as the President of the Court of Appeal is etched in gold. Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, is a seasoned administrator, a quintessential Judge with high reputation for integrity, honesty and transparency. Integrity and honesty are not just in words. They are in consistency of actions. The commissioning of the Court of Appeal Divisions in Asaba, Awka, Kano and Yobe is a clear evidence of the astounding accomplishments of Honourable Justice Bulkachuwa. This commissioning did not just increase the number of Court of Appeal Divisions from sixteen to twenty but it will surely bring justice closer to the people, reduce the cost of litigation by litigants and go a long way to address the issue of delay and congestion in the Court of Appeal.
I commend my Lord, the President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, for her service to humanity, the Nation, Justice and the Judiciary through the instrumentality of the Court of Appeal. I am confident that the incoming President of the Court of Appeal will continue the glowing efforts to improve the system of administration of justice in Nigeria.
DELE ADESINA SAN, FCI.Arb