By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA — Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has challenged judges to be strong partners in the crusade against corruption, saying their role was vital in the crusade.
According to Governor Orji, the judiciary is a very vital arm of the government, which plays great role in the development of the country, hence the need for the sector to be actively involved in the war against corruption.
Orji, who spoke while swearing-in three High Court Judges and two members of the Customary Court of Appeal, also promised to continue to provide very conducive environment for them to put in their best.
He said: “Be good agents of change by uplifting the image of the judiciary through incorruptibility. Key into the government reformative programme by improving the justice system in Abia State.
“If you do this, the sky which is the Supreme Court, will be your limit.”
Responding on behalf of the new judges, Justice (Mrs.) Ugbo Ononogbo said they were aware of the responsibilities entrusted on them and assured that they would not fail the people.
She promised that they would work hard to keep the stream of justice pure and remove all encumbrances in the justice delivery system.