The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has made a gift presentation of brand new SUV vehicles to Judges of Imo State and charge them on the need for the Judicial arm of government to join forces with the other arms, the Executive and Legislature to work together to move the State to an enviable height.
The Governor beam this Torchlight when the state Judges paid him a courtesy visit at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers, Government House Owerri, said that the dividends of democracy can only be delivered to people when all the arms of Government close ranks and work as a team.
The Governor who expressed his zeal to work with the current crème of Judges presented vehicle gifts of 20 brand new Prado Toyota Jeeps to the serving Judges as a way of motivating them to work.
He acknowledged the plight of Imo State Judges stating that they have not been treated well by past administrations and pledged to change the narrative.
The Governor also offered to take care of the outstanding entitlements of the retired Judges and ensure that other retiring ones get their entitlements a month or two after retirement; a new record in history of Imo State while assuring serving judges of job security and dignity, adding that a good operational environment for them would be paramount in his administration.
He charged the judiciary to forestall hatred and acrimony, stressing that love plays important role and contributes to strengthening the economy and fostering synergy amongst workers.
Governor Uzodinma stated that he is committed to introducing modern techniques to quicken justice dispensation in the state and urged the Judges to key into the administration and do their work without fear or favour.
Earlier on, the Acting Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Ijeoma Agugua said they came to parley with the Executive represented by the Governor on how best to ensure harmonious working relationship adding that they, the Judicial arm have to work in synergy with the Executive arm.
She commended the Governor for making the Judiciary come alive again in the discharge of their duties as people entrusted with dispensing justice for the common man promising not to be found wanted.
In a vote of thanks, the Acting President of the Customary Court of Appeal Imo State, Justice Matthew Njoku eulogized the Governor for his magnanimity to the judiciary in such a short period.
He thanked His Excellency for wiping away their tears and removing the shame they have faced in the past before their brother Judges from other States.
Justice Njoku prayed for God’s guidance and protection for the Governor in his day to day activities in the pilot of Imo State.