Rivers To Open Judicial Institute For Training Of Magistrates, Judges

Rivers To Open Judicial Institute For Training Of Magistrates, Judges

The Rivers State Government has hinted on the establishment of a National Judicial Institute for the training of magistrates and judges in the country.

This the state is optimistic would make Rivers State become a centre for such training.

The State Governor, Nyesom Wike said this would become possible when the foundation stone for the institute would be laid during the next round of inauguration of projects in the state.

He gave the hint while speaking to journalists shortly after inspecting the Rumuola and G.R.A Junction flyovers, and the Ezimgbu Link Road in Port Harcourt, the State capital on Saturday.

The governor pointed out that the State Executive Council would soon meet to determine the specific projects that would be lined up for the next phase of the inauguration and those to invite as special guests to perform the functions.

“Frankly speaking, it’s not going to be road infrastructure alone, it will involve health, schools, and other humanitarian areas.

“We believe that the Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche, the Oyigbo Road are key projects we think will be included. And then, we are also going to lay a foundation for the Judiciary Institute that will train our Magistrates and Judges.

“We will also lay the foundation stone for the liaison office for the Federal Judicial Service Commission, which they have approved and should be sited, for the South-South Region, in Port Harcourt.”

Speaking about the flyover projects just inspected, Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality of work that has been delivered.
He noted that from what has been seen, it was still reassuring that the projects would be ready for inauguration by the end of September 2021.

According to him, the contractors have completed the asphalting work on both the flyovers and the service lanes of the road with attention now focused on building up barricades that would prevent the people from trading directly on the road.

“You were aware the last time we were here, we saw the Rumuola flyover, G.R.A junction, Ezimgbu Road, Tombia Extension, we were told that by September, 2021 they would have handed over these four projects to us.

“And as part of our routine job, we still make sure we have to go round to see the extent of work done. Whether the stage they are will rhyme with our plans for the commissioning of the projects.

“From what is seen, I believe that all will be completed by the end of the month. You can see the beauty of the projects, the way the places look like. Everybody appreciates them.”


Culled From Tribune

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