- Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian Obot is the new chief justice of Akwa Ibom State and the third woman to hold this office
- She was sworn in Tuesday On October 5th, by Governor Udom Emmanuel and other senior government officials in the presence of
- Governor Emmanuel took the opportunity to speak on specific issues relating to the judiciary of Akwa Ibom State
Uyo – Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian Obot was sworn in by Governor Udom Emmanuel as the new chief judge of the state of Akwa Ibom.
Obot is the 8th chief judge and the third woman to hold office in the state.
The event that took place on Held Tuesday October 5th at the Executive Chambers, Government House, Uyo, and was hosted by the State’s Deputy Governor, Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Aces mbly, members of the State Executive Council and other senior government officials testified.
Governor Udom Emmanuel congratulated Judge Obot on her appointment and attested his commitment to the cooperation and support of the third arm of the judiciary Government
He also thanked the former Chief Judges for their services to the state.
” Let’s congratulate our Chief Judge on her appointment today from Acting to Material Chief Judge. I would also like to especially thank the state parliament for its quick response in ratifying their appointment. ”
However, Governor Emmanuel appealed to the government judicial authorities to pend their cases waiting to be tried and decided to relieve the penal institutions in the state.
How Governor Emmanuel approved the law against open grazing
Meanwhile, Governor Emmanuel recently signed a law banning open rearing and grazing of cattle, which provides for the establishment of ranches and the management, regulation and control of cattle in the state.
In addition, according to the governor, a task force will be set up to oversee enforcement as defaulters will have to pay a fine of N10 million naira, as stated in the bill.