Orji commissions new court halls in Aba, Umuahia
ABIA State Governor, Theodore Orji, has commissioned two ultra modern court buildings in Aba and Umuahia.
The two buildings are part of the ‘ Legacy Projects,’ which the Orji administration hopes to bequeath to the incoming administration of Okezie Ikpeazu.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Umuahia Court Building and the handing over of an SUV official vehicle to the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, the governor said that the many legacy projects his administration undertook were of solid foundation for good governance and development. Uzokwe, in response, thanked the governor but demanded better deal for other divisions outside of Umuahia and Aba.
Orji stressed that when he assumed office in 2007, there were few institutions and durable public office infrastructure in the state. Specifically, he said there were no befitting judiciary, public information building, workers’ secretariat and government house prior to 2007, saying that his government responded positively to the ugly scenario in building the new ‘face of Abia.’
“We have therefore made positive impacts on the state through our many foundational and legacy projects; hence, incoming governments will not be bogged down by building similar institutional frameworks, but will focus on other important aspects of governance.”
Justice Uzokwe, who described the new Court Complex as great edifice that would facilitate justice dispensation in the state, added that it would be the first time a government erected such an edifice for the judiciary. She described it as the best in the Southeast.
The Chief Judge, however, reminded the governor that other judicial divisions and magisterial districts outside Aba and Umuahia were also in need of court halls and facilities.
Prince Kingsley Mgbeahuru, the Housing Commissioner, who supervised the projects, said that each of the two new court complexes has six court halls furnished and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
In response to Justice Uzokwe’s request, Mgbeahuru added that more court buildings were being renovated in the state.