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Rivers hails appointment of first female Chief Judge

05 January 2016, 08:09Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has welcomed the appointment of Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.

Okocha is the first female Chief Judge of Rivers State.

She has been the state Acting Chief Judge since June 1, 2015.

Banigo said the appointment had brought sanity and stability in the judicial system in Rivers State in particular and the country as a whole.

She congratulated Okocha as the substantive Chief Judge of Rivers State and for being the first female Chief Judge of the state.

She urged her to carry out her duties with the fear of God.

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The Deputy Governor also commended the State Governor Nyesom Wike for allowing the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC) and the Court of competent jurisdiction to determine the procedural compliance in appointing a State Chief Judge which had saved the judiciary from political manoeuver and altercation.

She explained that Wike’s adherence to the rule of law in the appointment of a Chief Judge had again positioned Rivers State as a reference point in subsequent judicial issues.

Banigo expressed satisfaction that the present administration in the state had lived up to its promise of reviving the state judiciary and respecting the independence of the judiciary and legislative arms of government as enshrined in the Nigeria’s constitution under the principle of separation of powers. 

- CAJ News


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