Edo Govt Hands Over MAGISTRATE Court to Judiciary … As CJ Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony

Edo Govt Hands Over MAGISTRATE Court to Judiciary … As CJ Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony
June 23 05:08 2022

Edo State Government on Wednesday handed over a completed and well-furnished ultra-modern twin magistrate court complex at Urhonigbe town in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State to the Judiciary.

Also, the state government through the interventionist Agency, EDSOGPADEC performed ground breaking ceremony for a magnificent Abudu High Court Complex by the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Joe Acha.

Handing over the completed magistrate court, Governor Godwin Obaseki, represented by the Chairman of the Edo State Oil and Gas Development Commission, EDSOGPADEC, Pastor Kennedy Osifo, who led other board members and management of the agency, said that the new magistrate court is in line with the MEGA agenda policy of the government.

Osifo said it would enhance quick dispensation of justice to the people of the locality, stressing that the Governor has reaffirmed his electoral campaign promises towards restructuring the judiciary for effective and efficient service delivery.

Obaseki urged the Judiciary to use the facilities judiciously to bring the desired results to the state.

The ultra-modern twin magistrate court complex consists of two chambers for magistrates who shall seat simultaneously to entertain cases without conflicting each functions.

Receiving the completed ultra-modern magistrate court, the Chief Judge thanked the Governor for building such an edifice for the judiciary, saying the building is likened to world trade center building.

He also commended the EDSOGPADEC board being an interventionist agency to the government for making use of available resources to execute some viable projects to complement the efforts of Governor Obaseki in the state to make life more meaningful to the people.

The CJ assured of judicious use of the facilities in line with the law and the laid down policy of the Governor to achieve the expected results, in terms of quick dispensation of justice to the people.

He charged the judiciary workers, especially the Magistrates and Registrars to ensure regular maintenance of these facilities for the purpose of durability.

The CJ, while performing the ground breaking ceremony of an ultra-modern High Court building including Judges’ quarters, at Abudu, the administrative headquarters of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, expressed appreciations to the kind dispositions of the state Governor towards the gigantic building projects, saying it has rekindled the lost hope of the judiciary workers, especially Judges, who hitherto entertained cases under rigorous situations in the former court building.

Witnessing the ground breaking ceremony, Pastor Osifo added that the new Abudu High Court building and Judges’ quarter were replica of a world class court complexes at Aighobasinmwin Crescent, GRA, Benin City also built by the Governor , stressing that government is disposed to building a modern court which befits the status of the judges in the judiciary as the hope of a common man.

      In the same vein, Charles Aideyan , a member representing Orhionmwon on the board, thanked  Governor for listening to the hue and cries of the people in terms of infrastructural developments, pointing out that he is happy to be part of positive narratives in the state, being a member in the board.

He added that the court complexes would add more values to the judiciary especially the workers and as well boost the economic pedigrees of the host communities, just as One Mr. Billy Ehigiator, the second in command of Abudu community extolled the virtues of the Governor in bringing the expected development to their locality by this ground breaking ceremony of the new Abudu high court complex including Judges’ quarters.

He prayed to God almighty to protect and direct the Governor in good health to enable him perfect the good works he has started in the state.

Present at the handing over and ground breaking ceremony include Hon. Mrs. Omosede Obamwonyi, a member representing Ovia North East, Hon. Dudu Williams, representing Ikpoba – Okha, Charles Aideyan Esq, representing Orhionmwon.

Others are Alhaji Abdullahi Imoudagbe, a member representing Edo North, Barrister K.O Agie, Director, Corporate and Legal Services, Mr. Ogieriakhi, Head of Human Capital Department and Mrs. Sophia Anigba, Head of Media and Public Relations, as well as the Chief Registrar, Edo State Judiciary and other principal officers.

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