- Barring any last-minute changes, a Court of Appeal will soon be established in Delta state
- Delta state commissioner for information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, revealed this on Tuesday, November 17
- The state government has already approved residential apartments for judges that would serve in the court
The Delta government has announced that the federal judiciary has approved the establishment of a Court of Appeal in the state.
Delta state commissioner for information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, revealed this on Tuesday, November 17 while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state’s Executive Council meeting in Asaba.
He said that the state government had approved residential apartments for judges that would serve in the court, explaining that it was one of the conditions for approving the court to be in the state.
His words: “We are fortunate to be one of the states that have been approved to have a Court of Appeal division because before now we usually go to Court of Appeal, Benin division.
“And, for the court to take off we have to ensure that we assist them by providing residential accommodation for the judges.
“The centre located at Mariam Babangida Way will serve as the court's official quarters; so, for that purpose, the centre is being restructured.”
The commissioner also disclosed that the council approved the construction of 3.1 kilometres access road from Niger Cat junction along DSC/NPA Expressway in Uvwie local government area, reconstruction of the 2.6 kilometres convent street in Ika North East local government area, with adjoining streets and the rehabilitation of failed sections of Udu road and construction of a technical school in Uvwie.
Recall that Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Thursday, November 21, urged Nigerian leaders to be closer to the people to strengthen the processes of good governance.
According to Governor Okowa, leaders must be close to their people and identify with them for good policies to be made.
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