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Gov. Obi Hands Over Cars To State Judicial Officers

By Mazi Odera
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Awka: Gov. Peter Obi today handed over 58 vehicles for the state judicial officers in the Magistrate and Court Registrar cadre to Anambra Chief Judge Hon. PNC Umeadi. He said the gesture was in fulfillment of his promise to the judiciary and noted that this was the third time his administration was providing vehicle for magistrates in nearly eight years.

Anambra State Attorney-General Hon. Peter Afuba said the governor's gesture was in acknowledgement of the state judiciary's diligence and salutary and proactive role in delivering justice to the common man and those at the poverty level. He applauded the role of the judiciary in enhancing the MDG goal of poverty alleviation by making sure that even the indigent in the state were assured of expeditious and affordable justice. He also acknowledged the role of the judiciary in improving the state's internally generated revenue (IGR).

Chief Judge PNC Umeadi thanked the governor for his kind gesture, and noted that the Anambra judiciary and especially the magistrates continued to acquit themselves creditably. He underlined the need for improved conditions of service.

SSG Oseloka H. Obaze, who coordinated the handover, noted that this was the fourth time in eleven months Gov. Obi had delivered vehicles to the state judicial officers to enable them carry out their duties efficiently. He disclosed that as per NJC requirement, Anambra continue to meet its obligation of providing vehicles for newly appointed state judges, even before they are appointed.