Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has inaugurated the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse newly constructed by his administration in furtherance of its unprecedented interventions in the state judiciary for environment friendly dispensation of justice.
Inaugurating the befitting Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse building, positioned inside the Three Arms Zone of the Independence Layout, Enugu, Governor Ugwuanyi named it after Hon. Justice Raphael Chikwe Agbo, Justice of the Court of Appeal, and congratulated the Jurist, who is an indigene of the state, for the “honour well-deserved.”
In his speech throughout the grand opening and naming of the building, the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Afojulu Raymond Ozoemena, expressed gratitude to Governor Ugwuanyi for his administration’s immense assist to the judiciary of Enugu State, stressing that the governor has been “very supportive”.
Hon. Justice Ozoemena stated that “the official opening of this magnificent edifice and symbolism of Amity, Accord and Harmony is nothing short of a testimony to the commitment of Your Excellency to the furtherance of justice and peace in Enugu State.”
The Chief Judge, due to this fact, thanked Governor Ugwuanyi “for your unwavering support for the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse and the Enugu State Judiciary.”
Applauding the governor additional, he stated: “The sheer power of goal and imaginative and prescient that has pushed your administration and remarkably set it aside and above the relaxation has set a normal that will serve as a beacon for each technology and successive governments.
“You have challenged the fable that mediocrity is the bane of management and confirmed that these who actually want to serve, can.
“This imposing edifice is set as a lighthouse and a habitat for all peace lovers and peace makers of the region.”
Hon. Justice Ozoemena additionally congratulated Hon. Justice Agbo and lauded him for his continued assist to the judiciary of Enugu State disclosing that it was in recognition of his unwavering assist that the building was named after him.
The Chief Judge equally paid glowing tribute to his predecessor, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu (retired) for being the mind behind the undertaking, expressing delight that her initiative has come to fruition.
In her remarks, the Director of the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse, Mrs. Caroline Etuk, stated that Governor Ugwuanyi was “God’s great workmanship to achieve this awesome feat,” including: “Had you not believed that it was necessary for this young organisation to have a domicile of its own, today will never have happened. It was your support and dedication to this project that was the spark that ignited the fire. We thank you immensely, Your Excellency.”
Mrs. Etuk who disclosed that the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse was established in 2018 by the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse Law, added that the organisation was formally inaugurated by Governor Ugwuanyi on December 17, 2018.
She defined that the organisation’s aims embrace the enhancement of entry to justice by the provision of various mechanisms to complement litigation in the decision of disputes and to serve as the focus for the promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Enugu State.
Dignitaries at the occasion embrace Hon. Justice Agbo, the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Enugu State, Hon. Justice George Chibueze Nnamani, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze, Hon. Justice Emehelu, and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Mrs. Mabel Agbo.