Rivers State House of Assembly at its resumed sitting, yesterday, screened and confirmed Justice Adama Iyayi_Lamikanra as substantive Chief Judge of the state.
The screening and confirmation was done by nine of the surviving lawmakers of the Assembly, sequel to a letter from the state Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, through the Speaker, requesting the confirmation of Justice Iyayi_Lamikanra who has been in acting capacity for about two months as substantive CJ.
In their various contributions, lawmakers called on the House to approve the request, saying that Justice Iyayi Lamikanra was qualified, going by her experience, to lead the state Judiciary at this time.
Fielding questions earlier from Lawmakers, Justice Iyayi_Lamikanra, said there have been tremendous improvement and development in the state’s Judiciary through the introduction of Information and Communication Technology, ICT judicial system.
“The Judiciary has experienced changes and development through the new I’m system introduced to courts. Right now we are upgrading our website. When that is done lawyers can file their reports online and the chief judge will assign them online, “ she said. She however, promised a cordial relationship between the state Judiciary and other arms of government.
Commenting shortly after putting a vote through, the Speaker, Rt Hon Dobotoru Dima Adams said the confirmation is in line with section 271 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution (amended).
There have been controversy whether online, nine lawmakers can sit and take a decision in a 32 member House.

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