Ayade congratulates Onnoghen on appointment as CJN
Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has described as putting a round peg in a round hole, the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN) by President Mohammadu Buhari.
Governor Ayade said the appointment of Justice Onnoghen, could not have come at a better time than now, especially given the needed reforms in the judiciary.
In a statement signed by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, Ayade said: “We the people of Cross River State rejoice with you on your appointment as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. For us, this is another well deserved honour and recognition of your deep intellect, integrity and experience. There is no doubt that you will bring your expertise and ingenuity to bear on the administration of the justice system in Nigeria.”
According to the governor, “Given your antecedent, Nigerians can be rest assured that the much needed reforms in the judiciary will take place during your time as CJN, even as you strive to uphold its independence.”
While lauding President Mohammadu Buhari for considering yet another Cross Riverian for an appointment to such an exalted position as CJN, Ayade said: “I want to thank Mr. President, Mohammadu Buhari for finding our son, Justice Walter Onnoghen worthy of the exalted office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Once again, His Excellency has demonstrated that he is indeed a President for all.”
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