Uzodimma swears-in Ag. President, Customary Court
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has sworn-in Justice Matthew Emeka Njoku as the Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal in the state.
Performing the ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri, recently, the governor reminded the Acting President of the enormous responsibility surrounding the office, which include seeing himself as a beacon of transparency and exhibiting sterling leadership qualities.
Governor Uzodimma enjoined Justice Njoku to show purposeful leadership, demonstrate wisdom and fairness in the discharge of his judicial duties.
He urged the Acting President to bear in mind that his administration has no room for public sector corruption, stressing that he should always exhibit zero tolerance for corruption and ensure that his staff do same.
The governor used the opportunity to inform the judiciary that soon all those indicted in the payroll fraud in the state would be sent to them for prosecution, appealing to them to partner with government in the speedy dispensation of such cases as it is conventionally put that “justice delayed is justice denied.”
He congratulated Justice Njoku on his meritorious appointment.
Accepting the appointment, Justice Njoku thanked the governor most sincerely for accepting the recommendations of the state Judicial Service Commission that resulted in his appointment.
He reminded the governor that his appointment has shown that every part of the state is the governor’s constituency and that the governor is a true respecter of the rule of law.
Justice Njoku pledged not to fail the governor and people of the state.
“I will leave the Customary Court of Appeal, Imo State better than I met it,” he promised.