28 April 2023April 28, 2023
Obaseki Wants Edo Judiciary to Emulate Reforms Implemented in Executive
By Nosakhare Agbonigiarhuoyi
The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has called on the State Judiciary to take advantage of the ongoing reforms in the governance of the State to give a new lease of life to the third arm of Government in the State.
Reiterating his unwavering commitment to judicial reform in the state during a courtesy visit from the newly elected executives of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Edo State Branch, at the Government House on Friday, April 28, 2023, Mr Obaseki pointed to the full implementation of e-Governance, prompt payment of pensions and the digitisation of government as key examples the Judiciary can emulate from the executive.
The Governor spoke about the importance of functional government in attracting people and making the state more competitive. He outlined the reforms in the civil and public service implemented by his administration, and the progress achieved thus far. Governor Obaseki urged the union to partner with the government to achieve the maximum results in judicial reform.
“We would like to make our judiciary a model. We are doing what we can to improve infrastructure for you. I think we should work together”, said the Governor. “By the grace of God, we have another clear 18 months to go. So much can be achieved. Join us on this journey, and you will not regret it.”
The Chairman of JUSUN, Edo State Branch, Comrade Charles Orein, expressed gratitude to the Governor for his recent developments in the union and the various reforms in the State judiciary.
He stated that the members of the union are first and foremost workers in the State’s public service, and they have a responsibility to execute the policies and programs of the government.
“This new JUSUN leadership wishes to pledge its unflinching loyalty and assure Your Excellency that we are willing and ready to work with your government in improving the Edo State workers in general and judiciary workers in particular”, pledged Orein.