GOV WIKE CHARGES NEW RUVERS CHIEF JUDGE TO BE FIRM, COURAGEOUS

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Swearing-In the new Chief Judge of Rivers State Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi, at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, May 25, 2021

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged the new Chief Judge of the State, Justice Simeon Amadi, to be firm , courageous and surpass the achievements he is inheriting from his predecessor.

A report by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, disclosed that Governor Wike gave the charge at the swearing in ceremony of the Chief Judge at Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 25, 2021.

Governor Wike stated that one of the best ways to be reckoned with as a successful judge is for him to be decisive about speedy delivery of justice processes.

This, he said, can be done by making sure that case files are not only assigned, but actually treated and dispensed with and judgement given based on the merit of the case.

Governor Wike said such fate is also a hallmark of judiciary independence that is being clamoured for.

“Please, let everybody work with you together. If anybody does not do his duty, you are the Chief Judge, you know what to do. Do not panic.

“Show that you have leadership. Whether the person was your class mate of not, is immaterial.”

The governor advised the new Chief Judge not to be afraid of petitions against him either from individuals or from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) because such petitions and animosity could be without the facts, or justification.

Justice Simeon Amadi, during his swearing in ceremony as the Chief Judge of Rivers State, at Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 25, 2021.

He urged Justice Amadi to discharge his duties in a manner that will make the state proud as it was under his predecessor.

“Anywhere I go in Abuja, they talk about my (former) Chief Judge. I still want you to maintain that relationship.

“Let people talk about you, maintain a cordial relationship with your colleagues outside and at home too. ”

Governor Wike also assured that his administration will continue with the robust relationship established with the judiciary under Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra, which has also been the situation with the legislature.

“Whatever is meant for the judiciary, we will not look back in doing it. I have said here, we will continue with the financial autonomy.

“The one I will not agree to, is that the judiciary should go and submit budget to the State Assembly. There is no law that says so.”

Governor Wike told him to set out a timeline of achievement and be ready to show evidence in the next six months of assumption of duty.

“You’ve been a Magistrate and Chief Registrar, so you know what administration is all about. Try as much as you can to surpass the achievements she made.

“So you too will have to say, while you were in office that this was what you did.”

Justice Suzzette Wike, Rivers State First Lady (l) and Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Deputy Governor of Rivers State, during the swearing in ceremony of the new Chief Judge of Rivers State, at Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 25, 2021.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.