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Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will today (Thursday), inaugurate 34 model Customary Court buildings newly constructed by his administration across the 17 local government areas of the State.
President, Customary Court of Appeal, Enugu State, Justice George Nnamani made this known in a statement which was made available to The Eastern Updates on Thursday, he said: ‘The 34 model courts were erected two per local government area to give a new lease of life and relevance to the Customary Courts in line with international best practices.
‘This massive project is one of the governor’s unprecedented infrastructural interventions in the state judiciary.’
Appreciating Ugwuanyi administration’s interventions, the Customary Court of Appeal president said the 34 court projects in the 17 councils will be inaugurated simultaneously tomorrow in keeping with the state government’s rural development policy and urgent efforts at repositioning the Customary Courts for efficient and effective dispensation of justice at the rural areas and beyond.
Meanwhile Governor Ugwuanyi had yesterday announced the lifting of the ban on operation of Tricycles, Motorcycles and Tipper-Trucks in Nkanu East, Nkanu West, Enugu South communities and other areas.
The Eastern Updates had last week reported that the State Government had placed the ban on them following the rising Insecurity in the affected areas, especially the recent attack on voters during the just concluded Local Government elections in the State.
However, after a security meeting with leaders of the Association of Tricycle Riders’ Transport Union (ATRTU) Enugu State, Motorcycle Transport Union of Enugu State, Nkanu East/West branches and the Enugu State Tipper Union of Nigeria, the Government lifted the ban.
The union leaders tendered unreserved apologies to the Governor and pledged to fish out the bad eggs among them and support the efforts of the security agencies to curb crimes in the State.
THE EASTERN UPDATES