Rivers House of Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge

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Rivers House of Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge
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The Rivers State House of Assembly has confirmed Justice Simeon Amadi as the Chief Judge.

He is the second most senior judge of the state High Court.

Following a letter from Governor Nyesom Wike that sought Amadi’s confirmation and approval based on the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation.

The Speaker, Ikwuinyi Owaji-Ibani, said the incumbent Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyaye Laminkara, will retire on May 25.

Part of the governor’s letter reads: “The NJC has recommended Simeon C. Amadi for appointment as Chief Judge of Rivers State following the imminent retirement of the incumbent CJ, Justice A. I. Laminkara, from service on 25, May 2021.”

“I have considered NJC’s recommendation as well as qualification, character and service experience of Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi and found him proper and suitable person to become the next Chief Judge of the state.

“Accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of section 201(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, it is my pleasure to forward to you the recommendation and appointment of Justice Amadi to the Rivers State House of Assembly for confirmation and approval.”

Amadi served as the Chief Registrar of the state in 1999 and was appointed a judge in 2002.

Source: The Nation News

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