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Ebonyi: Nwifuru Makes Case For Better Funding For Judiciary

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon  Francis Nwifuru has hailed Nigeria’s judiciary for living up to its calling as the last hope of the common man even as he made a strong appeal for increased funding of the nation’s judiciary to dispense justice for the greater good of all.

Governor Nwifuru made this appeal when he spoke yesterday at Umuogudu- Akpu Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area during the Thanksgiving Mass organised by Justice Obande Ogbuinya to mark his elevation to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The governor declared that the administration of justice will suffer if the judiciary’s finances is not given enough attention.

The Governor stressed the need for increased remuneration of judges for effective justice delivery.

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The Eastern Updates reports that in his charge to the newly elevated Justice Obande Ogbuinya, Governor Nwifuru, urged him to steer clear of corrupt politicians.

”Let us allow the judges to do their work. Let us strive to make our judges comfortable and truly independent. Don’t allow the politicians to destroy you”, the governor said.

While wishing the celebrant success in his career, Governor Nwifuru said Justice Obande embodies vast experience in the legal profession and  a man full of humility.

“He is the man we know very well. He is a dedicated and a very humble man. Justice Obande is disciplined and very intelligent”.

The Governor thanked his counterparts for coming to identify with the government and people of Ebonyi State on the elevation of their son to the nation’s apex court.

The event Was attended by the Governor of Anambra State,  Prof. Charles Soludo, while Enugu State Governor was represented by his Deputy  Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai.

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