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Why Gov. Wike built Federal High Court Complex – Rivers Attorney General


Pictures of the Federal High Court complex

Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Emmanuel Aguma (SAN), has described the construction and  completion of the Federal High Court  by the Wike  administration  as a giant stride that will enhance access to justice. 

 Addressing  journalists  on Thursday  at the High Court Complex, Aguma (SAN) said the new complex has six courtrooms designed to resolve the challenges created by the old complex.
He said: “From the  point of view of Justice Delivery, it is a giant stride .  The work of Federal High Court judges in Rivers State is very high . The cases are many , currently some of the judges are working from the State  High Court complex. 

“There are enough courtrooms now for us to have a minimum of six judges of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.  We currently have four Federal High Court judges,  but the complex has six Courtrooms to accommodate more High Court Judges”.

He said the complex will create room for the speedy dispensation  of Justice to litigants who approach  the court.

“Basically, it is a service that His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  the governor is providing for all states that use the Federal High Court in Rivers State 

“Also it  comes within the Excellency’s belief in the rule of law. It is not just the Federal high court that the Governor has just delivered, right now we are also constructing a new National Industrial Court complex which also houses 6 Court rooms The governor  is also reconstructing the Court of Appeal.  His commitment to Justice is total”, the Attorney General said.

In his remarks, Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Special Projects, Mr Cyril Dum Wite said the governor decided to construct the new Federal High Court because  of the dilapidated nature of the Old complex. 

He said the new Federal High Court complex has modern facilities that befit the status of Rivers State.

He said: “These six courtrooms are in the  three  floors of the   building.  Each of this court room has an exquisite chamber for the judge where he/she can relax and write judgements “.

The Federal High Court complex  will be commissioned on Friday.  It is an Access to Justice  initiative of Governor Wike.

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