George Okoh in Makurdi
Benue State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed the nomination of Justice Adam Onum as the new Chief Judge of Benue State.
The confirmation followed a letter of nomination addressed to the Speaker and read on the floor by the House Deputy Speaker, Mr. James Okefe.
The letter forwarding his nomination to the House explained that following the recommendation from the National Judicial Council (NJC), Governor Samuel Ortom has approved his appointment in line with Section 271 subsection 1 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Consequently, the member for Adoka/Ogboju Constituency, Mr. Adam Okloho moved a motion that the nominee be confirmed. The motion was seconded by Dr. Adoga Onah.
Announcing his confirmation, the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Okefe described the new Chief Judge as an impeccable and impartial Judge whose track record of performance is outstanding.
Okefe praised the NJC and Governor Ortom for finding Justice Onum worthy to hold the position, adding that the fact that he is the first indigene from Benue South Senatorial District to be appointed to the position, the Governor has proven that the APC administration in the State is fair to all manner of people.
The Deputy Speaker advised the new Chief Judge to reciprocate the gesture of the Governor by rededicating himself to the smooth administration of Justice.
With his appointment, Justice Onum is the first Chief Judge to be appointed from the Benue South Senatorial district.