Obaseki urges new Edo CJ to be committed to oath of office




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Gov. Godwin Obaseki Edo on Monday has urged Justice Joe Acha, the acting Chief the state, to be committed to his oath office and dispense justice without fear, favour.

Acha was sworn-in , following the Justice Esther Edigin, who would clock 65 years on May 17, the constitutionally prescribed age for in the bench.

Speaking during the ceremony, Obaseki, urged Justice Acha to ensure he carries out his duties with justice, honesty and transparency.

”The peaceful, orderly and predictable within the leadership of all arms of government, is the single most important hallmark of a civilized working democracy.

“I therefore congratulate your lordship on this swearing-in as the acting Chief of Edo, as the most senior pursuant to Section 271 subsection (4) of the 1999 of the Federal of Nigeria, as amended.

“I urge your lordship to always to heart the solemn oath which you swore here today. As your lordship becomes the custodian of an institution, represents the last version of hope in our common existence.

“It is my desire and prayer the justice sector under your lordship stewardship will continue to wax stronger as an institution and deliver not just judgment but justice to all who come to you or before you.

“The government has in the past clearly declared support for the rapid development of the Judiciary as an institution, not just in terms of building infrastructure, we are very keen on changing and transforming all our institutions in Edo.

is the legacy this government owes the people for voting massively for in the last governorship . Our goal is to help you transform the judiciary system to a very stronger institution,’’ he said.

Obaseki reiterated his commitment to build the capacity of other judges and staff in the judiciary system.

Responding, Justice Acha, said that he would continue to interface with other arms of government in their avowed duty of justice delivery to the citizenry for and progress of Edo.

He said that within the next few weeks, he would embark on training of all the registrars and secretaries to enhance their productivity.

(NAN)