Tinubu Promises Incentives To Keep Judges Away From Corrupt Practices
President-Elect Bola Tinubu, has promised that his administration would introduce policies and incentives, that would discourage judges and other judicial officers from corrupt practices.
According to him, if Nigeria does not want its judges to be corrupt, then it must take care of their welfare.
He spoke on this, in Port Harcourt, while commissioning the Magistrate Court complex in the city, on the second day of his visit to Rivers State, on the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike.
He said that judges should not be allowed to live or operate in squalor.
The President -Elect said the temptation for corruption by workers in the public sector, would reduce, if they have ready access to consumer credit facilities, to meet their essential needs.
Tinubu commended Wike for providing judges and magistrates the best working and living conditions.
His commendation came just as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tonye Cole, explained why he failed to identify with the President-elect during his visit to the state to inaugurate projects.
Cole said: “Where the issue is that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, ought also to be the governor of all Rivers people.
“And one of the things that he should have done, if he is inviting the President-elect, would have been to call us as APC in Rivers State to inform us that he is inviting the President-elect and would want us to be part of that programme. But, we never got any invitation, I was never invited personally and I was not invited in my private capacity as a candidate of the party, neither was our party in the state invited to any of those things.
“I believe that is where the difference between the President-elect acting in his capacity as President-elect for all Nigerians and Wike acting in his capacity as a governor of just a particular Rivers people. That is where our disagreement stands,” he added.