BudgetDefenseDay4! Chief Judge Commends Udom Emmanuel


Gov. Udom Emmanuel has done so much for the Judiciary- Hon. Justice Ekaette Obot.



During the Budget presentation of ministries and other government organizations  yesterday, Thursday 13th December 2018 at the Akwa State House of Assembly, the Chairperson, Judiciary Service Commission, JSC, Hon. Justice Ekaette Obot took out time to commend Deacon Udom Emmanuel Gabriel on his numerous strives towards giving the necessary support(s) for the Judicial arm of government in the State to function properly.

She made known to members of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriations, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, and newsmen that the State governor has rehabilitated and also furnished several courts in the State within the past three years.

” Gov. Udom Emmanuel Gabriel has tried so much for us in the Judiciary. Within these three years, he has done what some people in other states hasn’t been able to do in the past ten years. There were some courts in the State that were almost at the state of extinction due to poor infrastructure.

Today, the governor has rehabilitated so many High Courts, Magistrate Courts and indeed District Courts, so he deserves some accolades”.

Meanwhile, the Legal Luminary had also seized the medium to debunk the propaganda going viral on social media that the reason for the striking action of the Judiciary in the State is due to the Governor’s inability to pay their entitlements.

” No, the striking action of the Judiciary has nothing to do with the State governor. The State governor has paid all our entitlements up to date, and has also made extra provisions for us. The problem we’re facing is internal, we’ll fix it up soon. The Chief Judge of the State is currently working on it, and there’s no way I can start talking about that here” she said.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriations, Rt. Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh also joined the Hon. Justice in commending the efforts of the State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel Gabriel towards giving the Judiciary enabling environment for smooth discharge of duties. He applauded the third tier of government for the support and corporation accorded  the State government, promising for a more better partnership in 2019.

Some of the executed projects by the State Governor are:

-Rehabilitation of High Court in Abak.

– Rehabilitation of Magistrate court in Abak.

– Rehabilitation of Magistrate court in Itu.

– Rehabilitation of High Court in Itu

– Rehabilitation of High Court in Mkpat Enin.

– Rehabilitation of Magistrate court, Oron

– Rehabilitation of Magistrate court, Uyo.

– Rehabilitation of High Court, Ikono

– Rehabilitation of High Court, Ewet.

– Rehabilitation of High Court, Uyo.

Rehabilitation of District Courts.

-Rehabilitation of High Court, Ikot Ekpene.

– Renovation of Magistrate court in Uyo.

– External work at Uyo High Court.

  1. – Construction of Staff block in Mkpat Enin Magistrate court.

Umani Uwemedimo

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