The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has sworn-in Justice Joe Acha as the 8th Chief Judge of the State, but in acting capacity, following the retirement of his predecessor, Justice Esther Edigin.
The new Chief judge was sworn-in, following the retirement of his predecessor, Justice Esther Edigin.
Speaking at Ceremony at the New Festival Hall, Edo Government House, Governor Obaseki, urged Justice Acha to take to heart the solemn oath he had sworn to.
According to him, the peaceful, orderly and predictable transfer of power within the leadership of all arms of Government, is the single most important hallmark of a civilized working democracy.
“I therefore congratulate your lordship on this swearing-in as the acting Chief Judge of Edo, as the most senior judge pursuant to Section 271 sub-section (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
“I urge your lordship to always take to heart the solemn oath which you swore here today. As your lordship becomes the custodian of an institution, represents the last version of hope in our common existence.
“It is my desire and prayer that the justice sector under your lordship stewardship will continue to wax stronger as an institution and deliver not just judgment but justice to all who come to you or before you.
“The government has in the past clearly declared support for the rapid development of the Judiciary as an institution, not just in terms of building infrastructure, we are very keen on changing and transforming all our institutions in Edo.
“That is the legacy this government owes the people for voting massively for us in the last governorship election. Our goal is to help you transform the judiciary system to a very stronger institution,’’ he said.
The Governor also promised to support him in the discharge of his duties move the state judiciary into a technology age.
In his remarks, the new acting Chief judge, Justice Joe Acha, said that he would embarretirementing of all the Registrars and Secretaries to enhance their productivity within the next few weeks.
He promised to be impartial in the discharge of his duties in accordance with the laws for peace and progress of Edo.