(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of activities marking Democracy Day, the development strides of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, were again put on display with the inauguration of multiple development projects in the University town of Nsukka, executed by his administration.
Projects launched included, a modern complex of eight Magistrate Court Halls and another complex of two High Court Halls with one Open Registry at Nsukka Judicial Division, located at the GRA, Nsukka. The governor also inaugurated many internal roads in Nsukka.
Other efforts so far made by the Ugwanyi administration to improve on the infrastructure of the state judiciary include: the extensive renovation of the State Judiciary Headquarters complex in Enugu, construction of one High Court, eleven Magistrate Courts and two Open Registries and the permanent site of the State Customary Court of Appeal Headquarters complex completed with landscaping and perimeter fence at the Three Arms Zone of the Independence Layout, Enugu, construction of 34 model Customary Courts across the state, two per LGA – 24 of them have been completed while the remaining 10 are at different levels of completion.
Gov. Ugwuanyi acknowledged and appreciated the State Chief Judge for her unwavering support and “transparent leadership”, which he said culminated to the success of the event and further stressed that his administration was committed to bequeathing to the state “a judiciary capable of administering justice in a timely, efficient and accessible manner”.
Hon. Justice Emehelu, the State Chief Judge, in her acceptance speech, described Gov. Ugwuanyi as a godly man, saying she was overjoyed by the attention and love the Ugwanyi Administration had so far showered on the judiciary, thanking the governor on behalf of the staff of the state judiciary.
The event was attended by the Deputy Governor of the state, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Honourable Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Centus C. Nweze, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Ngozi P. Emehelu, President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice George Nnamani, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Onah, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and other State Executive Council (EXCO) members, etc.