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Rivers: Gov. Wike signs two bills into law

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Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has signed into regulation two payments just lately handed by the Rivers State Home of Meeting.

The 2 payments are Rivers State Judicial Institute Legislation No. 8 of 202, and the Rivers State Housing Scheme for Judicial Officers Legislation, No. 10 of 2021.

Talking on Tuesday in the course of the signing on the Authorities Home in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike stated the availability of non-public houses for judicial officers of Rivers State origin will function a great motivation for them.

He additionally defined that the regulation will assist promote judicial independence and scale back corruption amongst judicial officers.

He stated “The second invoice which I’ve assented to, has to do with the housing scheme. That is the place I feel, after we discuss autonomy, that is the primary autonomy the judiciary must be speaking about.

“And in finishing up judicial features, one factor that offers individuals hope is shelter. A part of the explanations individuals are corrupt is that they don’t have the chance to personal a home the place they will put their heads on the finish of the day, at retirement.

“So, for us as a authorities, we imagine that one of many issues that we do to cease corruption is to permit them to have their very own home.”

He added the initiative is completely different from what Lagos State had finished which he stated solely catered for his or her judges servicing throughout the State and never prolonged to the federal judicial system.

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