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Ayade presents vehicles to Cross River judges



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Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River on Wednesday in Calabar presented new vehicles to newly appointed judges in the state, saying they deserve better life.

The Governor handed over the keys of the vehicles, to the State Chief Judge, Justice Akon Ikpeme.

While presenting the cars, Ayade said that the judiciary was an arm of government that gives hope to the common man.

“I am here to make a presentation of cars to our judicial officers; the vehicles that befit their status, because I have seen that the Nigerian judiciary is a dependable arm of government,” he said.

The governor told Justice Ikpeme that the presentation of the vehicles afforded him another opportunity to once again thank the judiciary for dispensing justice without fear or favour.

“I am particularly happy, and also using this opportunity to express gratitude to the Nigerian judiciary generally for standing on the side of the law.

“Against this background, the people of Cross River want to show appreciation to the judiciary. On behalf of the government and people of Cross River, I hereby present these jeeps to you,” he said.

Responding, the Chief Judge, commended the governor for the gesture and pledged the judiciary’s commitment to justice delivery.

“Our governor, with joy, on behalf of the judiciary, I receive the keys to these brand new vehicles. I want to say that on behalf of the judiciary, I appreciate this gesture.

“We have new judges and you have thought and deemed it fit to give them these cars.

“We thank you very much and on our side, we will continue to work for the betterment of the state, as far as justice delivery is concerned,” she added.