Abuja - The Rivers State Government has
reiterated its commitment to ensuring residents' access to justice.
Governor Nyesom Wike made the pledge following plans to
complete the new Federal High Court complex annex in Port Harcourt Court.
He said to ensure that more residents of the state have
access to justice.
Wike stated this after inspecting ongoing work at the new
Federal High Court building, which upon completion would have four floors,
several courtrooms and offices for judges and staff of the judiciary.
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The governor also announced that the old Obio Customary
Court would be demolished to create space for the construction of the Rivers
State Customary Court of Appeal, which would accommodate more Customary Courts.
He expressed happiness with the pace of the project,
directing the contractor to maintain the speed of work.
Wike said the state government would ensure regular
funding of the project.
“Our commitment to the creation of access to justice is
total. We will complete this new Federal High Court building of four floors
with new courtrooms and offices,” Wike said.
The Attorney General of the State, Emmanuel Aguma, Judges
of the Federal High Court and the Rivers State Commissioner for Housing, Emma
Okah, witnessed the inspection of the Federal High Court building.
- CAJ News