Wike swears in new Rivers acting CJ


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State set up the Judicial Commission Of Inquiry
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State, Friday swore in Justice Adama Iye Iyayi -Lamikanra as the Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State.
Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra is an indigene of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State while her late husband hailed from Rivers State and the present husband, a Yoruba.
Governor Wike insisted that the rule of law and respect for the laid down succession procedure be followed in the appointment.
This is the first time such an appointment is happening without due consideration for ethnicity.
History was made in Rivers state as the first female Chief Justice Daisy Okocha was also succeeded by another female Acting Chief Judge Adama Iye Iyayi-Lamikanra.
Speaking during the swearing in of the acting CJ, Governor Wike reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to continue to accord women their rightful positions in government, no matter the circumstances.
The Governor said that women will continue to enjoy more than 35 percent of appointments in his administration, noting that women occupy about 70 percent in different positions.
“Nobody should talk about twenty five percent or thirty percent, the women appointed since my administration came into power, has covered up to 70 percent,” he said.
While congratulating the newly sworn in acting Chief Judge, Wike charged her to consolidate on the legacies bequeathed by her predecessor.
”We thank God that the Judiciary is back, let the Acting Chief Judge continue from where her predecessor stopped. Your predecessor has done very well, I am very proud to say this. Do your best and …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper