Cross River Judiciary Imbroglio: NBA Interacts With Aggrieved Magistrates, Pledges Continuous Intervention

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By Bridget Edokwe, Barrister NG

As part of ongoing efforts by the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to address the issues plaguing the Judiciary in Cross River State, the NBA President, Olumide Akpata, in the company of the NBA Welfare Secretary, Mr. Kunle Edun, had an interactive session on 7th February 2021 with the Magistrates who have been working without pay for the past 2 Years.

In a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the association, Dr. Rapulu Nduka on Tuesday, Akpata reiterated its commitment to the association.

At the engagement, the NBA President assured the Magistrates of the commitment of the NBA in finding a lasting solution to the existing imbroglio and informed them of the steps already being taken by the NBA in that respect.

“On a related note, following the resolution of the constitutional crisis in the State Judiciary, the President, on the 8th day of February 2021, took part in the swearing-in ceremony of the substantive Chief Judge of the State – Hon. Justice Akon Ikpeme. At the ceremony, the NBA President reiterated the commitment of the NBA to ensuring that the rule of law is always upheld in line with the motto of the Association.

“Subsequently, the President met with the Governor of the State – Prof. Ben Ayade, to discuss the issues surrounding the non-payment of the Magistrates and other issues affecting the Judiciary and the adminstration of justice in the State, with a view to resolving them.

“Please be assured that as the various issues are resolved, members of the Association will be duly kept up-to-date” he said.

The NBA President was accompanied by the Welfare Secretary – Mr. Kunle Edun and Chairmen of Branches in Cross River State.

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