Written by on June 4, 2021

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has stated that the Federal Government is not sincere in the implementation of judicial autonomy, cognizance of the condition of federal courts across the country.

He has also stated that the Rivers State Government had commenced the implementation of no work, no pay policy for judicial workers in the state.

Governor Wike disclosed this at the inauguration of National Industrial Court Judges Quarters performed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed at Eleme Street, Old GRA Port Harcourt.

The Governor opined that the Federal Government was playing to the gallery as it concerns implementation of judicial autonomy emphasizing that while he supports judicial autonomy and has implemented it for the state judiciary and legislature it should however be done in line with the constitution

Inaugurating the quarters the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed represented by Justice Mary Odili noted the challenges faced by judicial officers in the discharge of their duties and urged other states to emulate the gesture of Governor Wike by providing same in their respective states for the development of the justice system in the country.

In his speech, the President National Industrial court of Nigeria Justice Benedict Kanyip commended Governor Wike for providing the edifice at the time when the National Industrial Court needed such facilities across the country

Earlier in his welcome remarks, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Professor Zachaeus Adangor said the provision of the facilities to  the Federal Courts in the state by Governor Wike to enhance the speedy efficient and effective administration of Justice in the state even though it was the responsibility of the Federal Government to do so was borne out of his consciousness that the administration of Justice by the Federal Courts in the state were for the benefit of Rivers people and those living and doing business in the state.

Governor Wike will tomorrow flag-off projects at the Nigeria  Law School, Yenagoa Bayelsa State.                                    

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