Akwa Ibom: Governor Emmanuel swears in Justice Ekaette Obot as Acting Chief Judge

The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel on Wednesday, swore in Justice Ekaette Francesca Obot as the Acting Chief Judge in the State.

Justice Obot replaced the immediate past Chief Judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, who retired from service recently.

Until her appointment, Justice Obot was a High court judge and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.

The governor shortly after the swearing-in which was held at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House, Uyo, said Justice Obot’s appointment was strictly based on merit.

He said her track record of achievements and meritorious discharge of duties did not go unnoticed.

The governor who reiterated his stance on gender equality congratulated the newly sworn-in Judge and expressed optimism that she will do well as the acting Chief Judge.

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His words, “It’s a good thing and I don’t have any doubt that she will do so well, you know women are really struggling and should be given a chance in the society.

” I read during Covid-19 how women who were in charge, handled the pandemic so nicely, I want to believe that the judiciary will fare more efficiently.

“Let me congratulate the newly sworn-in acting Chief Judge, don’t ask how the selection process came, she has served the state so well.”

The governor also commended the retired Chief Judge, Justice Abraham for serving the State meritoriously saying that his administration would continue to maintain synergy between the Executive and the Judiciary.

“We will try to strengthen our judiciary system to promote unity, oneness and progress.” He said.

While charging the acting Chief Judge to ensure the unity of the judiciary and good interpretation of the rule of law, the governor urged the judiciary Service Commission to hasten the process of confirmation of Obot as substantive Chief Judge of the state.

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Akwa Ibom: Governor Emmanuel swears in Justice Ekaette Obot as Acting Chief Judge

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