Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has distributed 41 new latest model of the Range Rover Discovery Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to judges of the state High Court to boost justice delivery.
The governor who delivered the cars on Monday, August 3, 2020, announced the completion of the judges’ quarters in the state and promised to release the Certificate of Occupancy to them.
Wike added that his gestures were in fulfilment of his promise to improve the working conditions in the state judiciary and to enhance effective delivery of justice.
He equally announced to them that the Judges quarters which he initiated would soon be completed and promised to release the certificate of occupancy to them as well.
“It is my pleasure to once again welcome the honourable Chief Judge of the Rivers State High Court, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the state and all other honourable judges, who are here to witness the ceremonial handing over of new Sport Utility Vehicles to our judicial officers serving our state and the nation.
“In a similar vein, this occasion also gives me pleasure to announce the completion of the newest and most modern judges’ living quarters in the country.
“Today, we are taking yet another unprecedented step to replace the old vehicles of our judges in fulfilment of our promise as part of our continued efforts to improve the working conditions and enhance effective delivery of justice in the state.”
The Chief Judge of the state, Adama Lamikanra, while receiving the vehicles, lauded the governor for moving the state judiciary to an enviable height.
“It is on record that in 2016, the governor did provide 35 Porch Ford Explorer four wheel drive cars for all judges in the Rivers State judiciary, and today, barely four years after, he has treated judges to largesse of generosity by providing state-of-the-art cars to us.
“No doubt, these efforts of the governor to enhance the welfare of judges in Rivers State to a maximum level cannot be concealed.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma had also purchased 20 brand new Sports Utility Vehicles for the use of judges in the state.