CALABAR—Cross River State Governor Professor Ben Ayade has approved the immediate engagement of 30 lawyers for permanent employment in the state’s Ministry of Justice to address the manpower needs.
Ayade gave the directive during the commissioning of an ultra modern e-Library for the state Ministry of Justice Headquarters in Calabar.
Prof. Ayade noted that with the employment of additional law officers, the work of the judiciary would be enhanced and services promptly delivered to the citizenry.
The Governor expressed appreciation to the staff of the ministry for their high level of response to litigations involving the state within and outside, noting that “For the Chief Justice of the Federation to confess that he was impressed to see the number one lawyer of the state going to court himself is quite exemplary and I really commend the Attorney General for the leadership he has shown since his assumption of office.”
He called on them to make judicious use of the newly equipped e-library to keep abreast of current trends in the legal profession to maximize the desire benefits to themselves and state at large.
Earlier, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Joseph Abang commended Governor Ayade for providing a well equipped law library for the Ministry of Justice.
According to the Commissioner, the new library would assist the law officers in the effective discharge of their duties and called on the governor to extend same to the zonal offices at Akamkpa, Ikom and Ogoja.