Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says his administration is determined to strengthen the judicial system in the promotion of good governance.
The governor made the assertion in Port Harcourt while handing over a Federal High Court complex constructed by his administration to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Wike said the court complex was constructed in a bid to promote access to justice.
The governor stressed that his administration had not only resolved to complete all abandoned court projects but to initiate new ones to meet the demand for judicial services.
He lamented that in Nigeria the justice delivery system was ”pretentiously federal” but manifestly unitary.
”Our quest for having the most modern and advanced courthouses and justice system cannot be completely achieved if we limit our judicial transformation agenda only to state Courts.
”This is part of the reason behind our inclusive and non-discriminatory policy thrust of providing modern court buildings and necessary operational support to Federal Courts at enormous financial cost to Rivers taxpayers.”
He said his government had decided to provide the Federal High Court to serve and advance public interest and not to satisfy any individual.
”Accordingly, we have fulfilled our duty as leaders who mean well for our country and its progress,” the governor added.topics from