Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Friday, sworn in Justice Ijeoma Agugua, as the first female Chief Judge of the state.
Agugua replaces Justice Paschal Nnadi, who retired from service.
Talking at the ceremony in Owerri, Uzodinma assured that judiciary under his time will be unique.
He promised to make the Imo State judiciary one of the best in the nation and furthermore make it autonomous.
“Judiciary is a significant arm of government, and if our democracy must grow with its attendant dividends, we must have an efficient judiciary”, he said.
“This is the reason every government must take seriously the leadership and membership of the judicial arm of government,”
“I am not unaware of the little bickering here and there in the past, the past government in the state could not foster a robust relationship with the judiciary, in my own time, it will be different.”
Uzodinma asked Agugua to enhance each one of those things her immediate predecessor put in place and possibly drive new ideas that will take the state judiciary to greater heights.
“I will give all of you the fundamental support to ensure that you have an outfit worthy of commendation,” the governor promised.