Wike swears in new Acting Chief Judge, consolidates on due process

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In line with  his avowed commitment  to  the  rule of  law and approved order of seniority  in the appointment  of  Acting Chief Judge, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday swore in Justice Adama Iye Iyayi -Lamikanra as the Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State.
Justice Adama Iye Iyayi-Lamikanra, Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State  is primarily  an indigene of Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State  while her late husband  hailed from Rivers State  and the present husband,  a Yoruba. Governor  Wike  insisted that the rule of law and  respect  for  the laid down  succession be followed  in the  appointment.  This is the first it is  happening  in  the  country. 
Speaking  during  the swearing-in of the Rivers State  reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to continue to accord women    their rightful positions in government, no matter the circumstances.                 
The governor said that women will continue  to enjoy more than 35 percent of appointments  in his administration; noting  that  women occupy about  70 percent  in different positions 
He said : “Nobody should talk about twenty five percent or thirty percent, the women appointed since my administration came into power, has covered up to 70 percent”.                               
Governor  Wike while congratulating the newly sworn in acting Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice  Iyayi-Lamikanra on her new office, charged the  Acting Chief Judge of the State to consolidate on the legacies bequeathed of her predecessor.                                                 
”We thank God that the Judiciary is back, let the Acting Chief Judge continue from where her predecessor stopped. Your predecessor has done very well, I am very proud to say this.  Do your best and at the end of the day people will commend you”, the governor said. 
Governor Wike further advised the newly sworn in Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State,  Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra to dispense justice to the people  without fear or favour.       
Responding, the newly sworn in Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State, Adama Iye Iyayi-Lamikanra while expressing thanks to the Governor of Rivers State for finding her worthy for appointment  as the Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State, promised to dispense Justice at all times. 

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