The facilitator of Enugu State Justice Reform Team (ESJRT) Chief Mrs.
Justina Offia, (SAN), has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his
unprecedented contributions towards enhancing the status of the
judiciary in the state.
Mrs. Offiah, who made the commendation when she led members of the team on a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Enugu, stated that Gov. Ugwuanyi since assuming office in 2015, has
done a lot for the judiciary in terms of critical reforms and infrastructural development.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
She added that the landmark achievements being witnessed in the sector
have placed Enugu State ahead of other states in the country.
“At the last network meeting of the reform team held at Benin, the
Enugu state Justice Reform received a standing ovation for its
numerous trail blazing achievements in the Justice sector, thus,
Ebonyi state Reform Team which is still in its embryonic stage has
applied to understudy the ESJRT”
The Jurist disclosed that the governor has generously assisted the
sector through the approval of a monthly running cost for the team to
enable it discharge its duties effectively, adding that he has been
constantly granting them audience to dialogue on issues of state
“Your Excellency, we wish to put on record, the teams gratitude for
these gesture and support. We have never had it this good. Thank you
sir”, she stated.
Also speaking, the Chief Registrar, Customary Court of Appeal, Chief
Tom Anyafulude described Gov. Ugwuanyi as “the most pragmatic governor
in the area of criminal law reform.”
His words: “Your Excellency, we marvel that when your numerous
achievements are being enumerated in the state, nobody talks or
remembers your positive contributions in transforming the judiciary,
the establishment of that multi-door court building by your
administration, among other lofty efforts. You have made our
judiciary a force to reckon with in the area of justice delivery.”
Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi expressed delight at the accomplishments
recorded so far in justice delivery in the state, saying: “I am happy
that though much is yet to be done, our efforts in this area
particularly through our collaboration and partnership with such
organization and programmes as the DFID and Justice for all, have been
most rewarding and encouraging.”
Represented by his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Gov. Ugwuanyi pledged
to sustain the tempo, while commending the justice reform team for
their enviable achievements and urged them not to relent.