Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Joy Galore as Anambra State Chief Judge Presents 22 brand new vehicles to Magistrates, others


The Anambra State Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi has presented 22 brand new vehicles to the newly appointed Deputy Chief Registrar, Magistrates and a Retired Director in the state.

Justice Umeadi, who performed the function at the State judiciary headquarters at Awka, charged the beneficiaries to be diligent and committed to their duties, even as he praised the foresightedness of the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano in granting financial autonomy to the judiciary in the state.

News48hrs.com Recalled that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Anambra State chapter had recently embarked on strike, with financial autonomy as one of the conditions for the resumption of work.

The Chief Judge, however, noted that the presentation of the vehicles was the first assignment the judiciary was performing as an independent arm of government, and that it was made possible by the magnanimity of the governor.

“We are here for the distribution of 22 brand new vehicles to the newly appointed Deputy Chief Registrar, our retired Chief Accountant and the 20 magistrates newly appointed. We were able to make these purchases on our own through the magnanimity of the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano. We hope that these cars will assist them in their work, and we also hope that they will make good use of it and always report to work in good time. I am hereby making the presentation on behalf of the state governor to the magistrates,” Umeadi said.

Responding on behalf of the benefiting magistrates, the Chairman, Magistrate Association of Nigeria, Anambra State branch, Vivian Udedike commended the Chief Judge for the acquisition of the vehicles, stressing that it was eloquent testimony of his deserving the award on him by the union as Father of magistrates.

Udedike also extolled Governor Obiano for granting financial autonomy to the state judiciary, and also for the open door policy of the Chief Judge, which according to her, made it very easy for him to be reached and consulted on matters concerning the state judiciary.

Earlier speaking, the Chief Registrar, Ngozi Ezeani, while thanking the Chief Judge for his interest in staff welfare and in transformation of the judiciary of Anambra State, reaffirmed their unflinching support for the governor in administration of justice.



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