By Our Correspondent
Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has approved the immediate engagement of 30 lawyers for permanent employment in the state’s Ministry of Justice to address the manpower needs of the Ministry.
Ayade gave the directive during the commissioning of an ultra-modern E-Library for the state Ministry of Justice Headquarters in Calabar, recently.
Governor Ayade noted that with the employment of additional law officers, the work of the judiciary will be enhanced and services promptly delivered to the citizenry.
The Governor expressed appreciation to the staff of the ministry for their high level of response to litigations involving the state within and outside, adding that “For the Chief Justice of the Federation to confess that he was impressed to see the number one lawyer of the state going to court himself is quite exemplary and I really commend the Attorney General for the leadership he has shown since his assumption of office.”
He called on them to make judicious use of the newly equipped E-library to keep abreast of current trends in the legal profession to maximize the desired benefits to themselves and state at large.
Earlier, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Joseph Abang commended Governor Ayade for providing a well-equipped law library for the Ministry of Justice.
According to the Commissioner, the new library will assist the law officers in the effective discharge of their duties and called on the governor to extend same to the zonal offices at Akamkpa, Ikom and Ogoja.
The Attorney-General appealed to Governor Ayade to look into other areas of challenge facing the Ministry with a view to proffering lasting solutions. Ayade later launched the revised laws of Cross River State.
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