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Umahi calls for transparency among judiciary officers



EBONYI State Governor, David Umahi  has disclosed that the judiciary in the state is now  enjoying autonomy under his administration and called for transparency among the judicial officers.

  Governor Umahi said this during the ceremony of judiciary 2021/2022  Legal Year Sessions in Abakaliki  High Court premises.

  He pledged to look into the general welfare of the judicial officers, including operational vehicles for the magistrates and other cadres of the Bar and Bench within the new legal year.

  “We will look into the welfare of the magistrates.

  “The judiciary generally, in Nigeria is highly challenged and the judiciary must redeem itself for the peace and unity of Nigeria. We must at every time put the unity and stability of Nigeria first,” he said.

  The governor also commended the Chief Judge of the state for his prudence, promising to work more closely with the judiciary to provide a platform for the reinforcement of the judiciary.

  On his part, the state Chief Judge, Justice Elvis Ngene thanked the governor and Government of Ebonyi State for a good working relationship with the judiciary and pledged to improve their performance in the new legal year.

  “In the coming weeks and months, we hope to explore how to leverage the realities on the ground to enhance more progress and productivity in terms of fixing not only infrastructure but a holistic investment that will impact all factors critical to the effective, efficient, and sustainable justice delivery. With the help of God, we shall look at everything worthy of and demanding our attention, and tackle all challenges with courage in the new legal year…”

  The governor was joined in witnessing the special court session by the deputy governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, the Speaker, Right Honourable Francis Nwifuru, members of the State Executive Council, and other government functionaries.

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