Justice Joe Acha has been swear in as the new Acting Chief Judge of Edo State.
The new Acting Chief Judge was swore in by the state Governor Godwin Obaseki at the New Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City, followed the retirement of Justice Esther Edigin.
Governor Obaseki charged the new Acting Chief Judge to carry out his duties with justice, honesty, and transparency.
The governor assured residents that his administration would help build the capacity of other judges and staff in the judiciary system, adding that the government.
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Governor Obaseki noted that his administration would continue to support the Acting Chief Judge with the tools and resources to move the state judiciary system into a technology age.
The Acting Chief Judge nominations was base on merit as the most senior judge in the state and pursuant to section 271 subsection (4) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
In his remarks, Justice Acha said he would continue to interface with other arms of government in justice delivery to the citizenry for the peace and progress of Edo.
The acting Chief Judge noted that within the next few weeks, he would embark on training all the registrars and secretaries to enhance their productivity.