â€¦unveils plans for new towns to decongest Benin City
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki,Â on FridayÂ commissioned the new official residence of the Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, in Benin City.
Speaking at the event, Obaseki said the edifice is an expression of his administrationâ€™s resolve to establish a strong and virile judiciary that will perform its constitutional role effectively.
He also said his administration has acquired a large expanse of land at the Sapele-Iriri axis of the state for new residential estates and towns to decongest the Benin metropolis.
He added that the survey work at the site has been done, and on completion, the estate will have common infrastructural facilities.
Obaseki further said that the state cannot develop without a strong judiciary and stressed that judges need to be well treated. He commended the judicial system for its confidence in his administration to deliver good governance to the people of the State.
He disclosed that the â€œClean Up Edo Projectâ€ wouldn’t have been a success if not for the support of the state judicial system.