Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has sworn in 9 judges advisable for appointment by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The judicial officers had been sworn in at an occasion held on Friday on the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers of the Government House in Owerri, the state capital.
They comprise seven judges of the State High Court whereas the 2 others are for the Customary Court of Appeal.
In his remarks on the occasion, Governor Ihedioha famous that the three arms of presidency should collaborate for good governance to thrive.
He gave an assurance that his administration would uphold the independence of the judiciary and abide by the rule of regulation.
“To ensure good governance, the three arms of government must coexist as separate organs of government independently, but collaboratively”, the governor was quoted as saying in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Chibuike Onyeukwu.
He stated his administration has maintained a symbiotic relationship with different arms of presidency.
The governor additionally knowledgeable the gathering that plans had been in prime gear to boost the standing of the judicial system within the state.
Governor Ihedioha added, “We have reconstituted the Judicial Service Commission; renovation of Judges’ Quarters has begun.
“We have also ensured payment of salaries of judges as at when due and provided official guards for them. This administration achieved these feats within a short period of time, despite our financial constraints.”
The governor recalled that his administration took sure steps to spice up the state judiciary, saying these led to the appointment of magistrates, inspectors of court docket, bailiffs and different judicial workers.
He defined that such measures had been taken to make sure an efficient justice supply system within the state.
Governor Ihedioha suggested the brand new judges to discharge their duties pretty and guarantee they do justice to all method of individuals with out worry or favour.
Earlier, the Chief Justice of Imo State, Justice Paschal Nnadi, stated the current administration has revitalised the judiciary within the state.
He thanked the governor for rejuvenating the judiciary and guaranteed him that the arm of presidency would proceed to serve justice to all.
Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated judges, Justice Ihuoma Chukwunyere assured the governor that they might uphold the regulation always.