The Jigawa State Judiciary has cancelled its 2021/2022 court vacation.
In a circular issued on Wednesday by the Chief Judge Honourable Justice Umar M. Sadiq, the the backlog of cases precipitated by JUSUN strike and the need to resolve these matters without delay is cited as reason for the cancellation.
Last year, the State Judiciary annual vacation was also cancelled in view of the prolonged shut down of courts occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The notice reads in full:
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE LEGAL
NOTICE NO. 4 OF 2021
CANCELLATION OF 2021/2022 COURT LONG VACATION
WHEREAS owing to the volume of cases pending before the various High Courts occasioned by the prolonged strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
AND WHEREAS by the readiness of the Hon. Judges to attend to such cases expeditiously with a view to decongesting our Correctional Centres and backlog of cases in the court.
AND WHEREAS by provisions of Section 274 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as enumerated, the Hon. Chief Judge is empowered to make rules for regulating the practice and procedure of the High Court of the State.
NOW THEREFORE I, Hon. Justice Umar M. Sadiq, the Honourable Chief Judge of Jigawa State, in the exercise of the powers conferred on upon me by the provisions of the Law and other Constitutional and Legal Provisions enabling me in that behalf do hereby caricel the 2021/2022 Court Long Vacation which was earlier scheduled to commence from 13″ July, 2021 to 11 September, 2021.
MADE AT DUTSE THIS 13 DAY OF JULY, 2021
HON. JUSTICE UMAR M. SADIQ HON. CHIEF JUDGE/CHAIRMAN JSC JIGAWA STATE