Governor Wike swears in two Judges of the Rivers State Judiciary
Robinson Chinso in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on judges to be
courageous in the discharge of their constitutional responsibility
to the people .
Speaking while swearing-in Justice Constance Douye Green and Justice
Chinwendu Nworgu as justices of the Rivers State Judiciary , Governor
Wike noted that the present-day realities require strength of
character from Judges
He said that judges who lack courage to dispense justice in line with
the Constitution and the Rule of Law ought to resign from the
The governor urged judges to always dispense justice with courage
because in the course of their work , they would be threatened
and faced with flimsy petitions by desperate politicians .
“This is a time when judges require courage in the discharge of
their constitutional responsibilities .
“Judges should not withdraw from cases on the ground of flimsy
petitions by desperate politicians . Judges should always make sure
that justice is done. Do not be intimidated”, the governor said.
The two judges were appointed by the governor following the
recommendation of the National Judicial Council in line with the
provisions of the law.
The swearing-in ceremony at the Government House , Port Harcourt was
attended by the Chief Judge of Rivers State , Justice Adama
Iyayi-Laminkara , President of Customary Court of Appeal , Justice
Christiana Gabriel-Nwankwo, Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice
Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, other judges of the Rivers State
Judiciary , Senior Advocates of Nigeria and leaders of the bar in