GOVERNOR HOPE UZODIMMA RECIEVES IMO JUDICIAL COMMISSION REPORT
Imo State Goverment has received the report of the judicial commision of Inquiry on Lands and Related Matters with a promise to study the outcomes and take the appropriate actions where necessary .
Hon. Justice Florence Duruoha-Igwe (Rtd.) Who is the chairman of the panel informed the Govenor that she and her members ascertained the extent of distortion to the Owerri Master Plan.
“The visual evidence shows that the distortion of Owerri Master Plan was colossal and mind-boggling. It requires a man/government with lion’s heart to restore same, bearing in mind that you cannot make an omelette without breaking an egg,” Justice Duruoha-Igwe said.
She added that the Commission’s recommendation had only one motivating factor: “to completely restore Owerri Master Plan and the lost glory of our beautiful city.” She added that they were mindful of the fact that history and people of Imo State will judge them harshly if they fail in the onerous task of doing it right.
A total of 1,532 petitions/memoranda were received from Imo State and the Diaspora.
The governor while receiving the report assured the members that the government will critically study it with a view to doing the needful in the interest of Imo people.
THE SWEARING-IN OF THE NEW ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE IMO STATE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, HON. JUSTICE MATHEW NJOKU.
Earlier today, His Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodimma had the New Acting President of Imo State Customary Court of Appeal (CCA), Hon. Justice Mathew Njoku, sworn into office.
He was charged with the responsibility of being a beacon of transparency and accountability in the public office.
His. Excellency Sen. Hope Uzodinma
Governor, IMO STATE
Court grants Restraining Order to suspended Local Government Chairmen and their agents from disturbing the peace of the State and trying to invade the Local Goverment Areas, pending the determination of their original motion which will be heard on 28th of January, 2020.
The order was granted at Imo State High Court by Hon. Justice Eze Ohiri Njemanze, Tuesday, 7th January, 2020.
The Attorney General of Imo State, Ndukwe Nnawuchi,SAN, who spoke after the Court session noted that the State approached the court owing to the resolve of the Rebuild Imo Administration under Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, to abide and uphold the Rule of Law.
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Governor Ihedioha Pledges To Uphold Independence Of Judiciary In Imo
* Swears In 9 New Judges
* Gov. has revitalized Judiciary in the State…Imo CJ, Nnadi
Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has reassured of the resolve of his administration to uphold the independence of the Judiciary and abide to the rule of law, twin factors he identified, as the only panacea to good governance.
Speaking at the swearing in of nine Judges, seven for the State High Court, two for the Customary Court of Appeal, held at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri, he noted that the three arms of government must collaborate for good governance to thrive.
“To ensure good governance, the three arms of government must coexist as separate organs of government independently, but collaboratively”, he disclosed.
Governor Ihedioha revealed that his administration has maintained a symbiotic relationship with other arms of government, assuring that plans are in top gear, to enhance the status of the judicial system in the State after several years of neglect.
“We have reconstituted the Judicial Service Commission; renovation of Judges Quarters has begun. We have also ensured payment of salaries of Judges as at when due and provided official guards for them”.
He continued, “This administration achieved these feats within a short period of time, despite our financial constraints.”.
The governor revealed that, of the 33 Judges recommended for appointment across the federation by the National Judicial Council, NJC, nine Judges, the highest, was approved for Imo State.
“The NJC approved nine Judges for Imo State which is the highest, trailed by Rivers State which got approval for 4 Judges.
He said, “This is a testimony of our unwavering resolve to entrenching the tenets of rule of law in our State which can be achieved with an efficient and formidable judiciary.
He recalled steps taken by his administration on assumption of office to boost the State judiciary, which led to the appointment of magistrates, inspectors of Court, bailiffs and other judicial staff.
While noting that these measures were taken to ensure an effective justice delivery system in the State, he advised the new Judges to discharge their duties fairly and ensure they do justice to all manner of people without fear or favour.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Justice of Imo State, Justice Paschal Nnadi, said Governor Ihedioha has revitalized the Judiciary in the State, which has translated to numerous gains to the judicial system, including expedition of cases.
He expressed gratitude to the Governor for rejuvenating the judiciary and assured that the judiciary in the State will continue to serve justice to all.
Justice Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere who spoke on behalf of the newly inaugurated Judges, assured that they will uphold the law at all times.
The newly sworn in Judges of the State High Court include: Onyeka Vincent Iheanyichukwu; Leweanya Kechinyere A; Victoria Chinyere Isiguzo; Vivian O. B. Ekezie; Eze Nonye Eke; Ihuoma Grace Chukwunyere; Ibeawuchi Edith Chinyere.
While Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal are; Obichere Ijeoma Josephine; Nze Ifeanyi Tennyson.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
January 3, 2020