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,
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
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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
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