Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, called for collaboration between President of the Customary Court of Appeal and the Chief Judge of the state to strengthen the judiciary. The governor made the appeal at Government House, Port Harcourt, when he swore in Justice Christy Gabriel-Nwankwo as substantive President, Rivers State Customary Court of Appeal.
He urged members of the Bench at the state High Court and Customary Court to work in harmony to consolidate the judiciary as an arm of government in the state, stressing that judges should be courageous to handle cases for the common good of society. His words: “Today, we have been able to fulfil our promise to the people of Rivers State as regards stabilizing the judiciary. We have a female as the Chief Judge and another woman as the President Customary Court of Appeal. “I urge you to work together and improve the stability we already have in the judiciary.”