By Our Correspondent
Cross River Governor, Senator Benedict Ayade has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for swearing in Justice Walter Onnoghen as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria describing his appointment as a ‘round peg in a round hole’.
Ayade made this known in a congratulatory message signed by his Spokesperson, Mr. Christian Ita, where he described Onnoghen’s elevation as a deserving honor to a patriot and gentleman.
“Your appointment as the Chief Justice of the Nigeria is a clear testimony to your integrity, morality, industry, passion and commitment to the values and noble ideals for which our people are known for.
“On behalf of the government and good people of Cross River State, I wish to congratulate you most profoundly on your well-deserved elevation. For us, this is a charge on you to do more and give more of your honest and selfless service to humanity and society as a whole. We are indeed proud of you.”
Lauding President Buhari for appointing several Cross Riverians into his cabinet, Ayade said that: “Our profound gratitude goes to our President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for his graciousness in appointing our son, Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of the Federation.
“For us, this appointment is one of several you have given to our sons and daughters in recent times. It is an indication of how much you love us a state and as a people.”
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