CJ berates Obaseki for ignoring ‘200 job vacancies’ in judiciary

CJ berates Obaseki for ignoring ‘200 job vacancies’ in judiciary

The Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esohe Ikponmwen has berated the State governor, Godwin Obaseki for ignoring 200 existing job vacancies in the State judiciary, thereby putting his 200,000 jobs’ pledge mantra on a spotlight. She gave the figure at the opening Ceremony of the 2019/2020 Legal Year in Benin City, the State Capital

The Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esohe Ikponmwen has berated the State governor, Godwin Obaseki for ignoring 200 existing job vacancies in the State judiciary, thereby putting his 200,000 jobs’ pledge mantra on a spotlight.

FILE: GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI OF EDO STATE (LEFT) AND CHIEF JUDGE OF THE STATE, HON. JUSTICE ESOHE IKPONMWEN, DURING THE CEREMONY TO HERALD THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 2017-2018 NEW LEGAL YEAR, HELD AT THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN BENIN CITY, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

She gave the figure at the opening Ceremony of the 2019/2020 Legal Year in Benin City, the State Capital where she sued for harmonious working relationship among the three arms of government.

Justice Ikponmwen said that several appeals to the executive arm of government to fill the existing vacancies had been dashed.

According to her, “a situation whereby the judiciary go cap in hand begging the executive arm of government awards contracts for the judiciary and pays with judiciary money in its custody, negates the doctrine of separation of powers.

“”It also affect the provisions of Section 121 (3) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 and the 4″ Alteration Bill No4 of 2017”, she said.

She regretted that Edo judiciary still has to go cap in hand crying to the executive for the release of it’s fund.

The CJ stressed that though Judicial Service Commission has the constitutional power to appoint all judiciary Staff, but it lacks the powers to meet their financial obligation the workers due to lack of financial autonomy.

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“The vacant positions in Judiciary now stands at over 200 and the leadership still awaits the approval
of State Governor to fill the existing vacancies.

She however, said “strangely, the executive wants to use consultants to determine the needed Staff for judiciary”, citing a letter she (CJ) received from Edo State Head of Service, Mr Isaac Ehiozuwa.

Responding to the allegations, the State governor, Godwin Obaseki reiterated his total support for the Independence of the nation’s judiciary.

The Governor who promised to address the deficit in manpower, said: “I believed strongly in the judiciary’s independence.

‘I request for a better budgeting system in the judiciary to ensure the scares resources are adequately utilized for prioritised needs in the judiciary” he said

He expressed absolute confidence in the judiciary, adding that the decay of over four decades cannot be fixed in the life span of a single administration.

Obaseki however, expressed gratitude to the judiciary in the state for being partners in this achievements so far.

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