Obiano Inaugurates the Anambra Judicial Service Commission Board.
– Urges Them to Entrench Discipline in the Judiciary
By Obika Chidiebele.
The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in exercise of his constitutional powers as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended), Section 194, has inaugurated the Anambra State Judicial Service Commission.
The Commission which oversees the activities of all Lawyers in Nigeria with special emphasis on the nomination of lawyers for appointments in the court or retirement/demotion/suspension from the court has a five year tenure of office and will be chaired by the Anambra State Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Peter Umeadi.
At the inauguration ceremony which held at the Governors Lodge Amawbia, the Honourable Commissioner for Justice in the State, Dr. Barr. Uju Nwogu while commending the governor for appointing worthy individuals into such an office informed him that in line with the tradition as contained in the constitution, that all the members underwent screening at the Anambra State House of Assembly and were altogether cleared.
The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, who was represented at the occasion by the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Judicial Service Commission Barr. Christian O. Nnabuife, called out the names of the six man Board to include; Justice Peter Umeadi, Chairman, Dr. Barr. Mrs Uju Nwogu, His Excellency, the Former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Chief Emeka Sibudu, Prof. Barr. Mrs Ogugua Ikpeze, Dr. Benedith Obi and Barr. Udebi as members respectively.
Speaking after their swearing in, the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano charged them to inject high level of discipline in the judiciary, saying,
“I’m very happy and confident that with your pedigree, you will be able to add value to what we are doing, i congratulate you all”.
In his appreciation remarks on behalf of the members of the newly inaugurated Board,the Former Deputy Governor, Chief Emeka Sibeudu thanked Gov. Willie Obiano for finding them worthy of appointment into such exulted office, according to him, “We won’t disappoint you. We won’t disappoint Anambra state, going by our antecedents, the expectations are high, we will deliver“.
The event was attended by the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, His Honour, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, The Chief of Staff to Gov. Willie Obiano, His Honour, Chief Primus Odili, His Royal Magesties Igwe Anugwu (Igwe Mbakwu), Igwe Benneth Emeka (Igwe Umueri and His Cabinet Chiefs), Prof. Ume Nweke and well wishers.