Ikpeazu Swears In New Chief Judge Of Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

The Honorable Justice Lilian Abai has been sworn in as the substantive Chief Judge of Abia State. She has been serving as Acting Chief Judge for a few months.

Speaking during the swearing in ceremony held at the Government House Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu congratulated her on her new appointment and for the tenacity to rise to the zenith of her judicial career.

He expressed the hope that her tenure will be successful and add greater value to the State judiciary.

According to the Governor, her stint as the acting Chief Judge of the State witnessed tremendous positive changes which he described a sign of greater things to come and wished her well.

The Governor challenged her to ensure that the Judiciary continues to play it’s role as the last hope of the common man by dispensing justice without fear or favour.

In her acceptance speech, the new Chief Judge, Honorable Justice Lilian Abai, thanked the Governor for abiding by the provisions of the Constitution and ensuring that the processes leading to her appointment were without rancor.

She pledged to abide by her oath of office as well as to work to uplift the judiciary through quick dispensation of justice.

Justice Abai also pledged to work in harmony with the State Government for the betterment of the State.

The oaths of office and allegiance were administered on the new Chief Judge by the alternate Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General of the State, Barr. Mrs Ugochimdi Ejiogu.


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