Gov Emmanuel Assures Improved Welfare Packages To Judiciary, Others
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has given an assurance of enhanced welfare packages to Judiciary, Legislature and Executive Arms of Government when there is an improvement in the state’s economy.
The Governor gave the assurance while presenting an address during the Interdenomenational Church Service held at The Redeemed Christian Church of God Dominion Mega Parish, Afaha Etok Ibesikpo off Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo to mark the opening of the 2017/2018 legal year by Akwa Ibom State Judiciary.
The promise, according to the Governor, was based on an earlier pronouncement at Abuja by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, that Nigeria was walking out of economic recession.
Governor Emmanuel stressed the importance of the rule of law to the sustenance of democracy and reminded the Judiciary of its rule in that direction.
“I pray for the Judiciary because without the rule of law, there cannot be democracy in Nigeria. It is the rule of law that makes democracy what it is in Nigeria and so we can never do without the rule of law and that is where the Judiciary has a magnificent role to play”. The Governor said.
He expressed appreciation to members of the Judiciary for seeking God’s guidance in the begining of the legal year and thanked God for seeing them through the last one successfully while praying for a hitch free 2017/2018 legal year.
He acknowledged with satisfaction the cooperation and support from the Judiciary and expressed hope of another smooth working relationship with them throughout the new session.
In a remark, the State Chief Judge, Justice Godwin Abraham expressed gratitude to the Governor, his Deputy, Mr Moses Ekpo and other guests for attending the Interdenomenational Service.
Justice Abraham said the service was to thank God for the past legal year and commit the new legal year into His hands stressing that without God, one can do nothing.
In a sermon, Pastor Richard Adeboye who read from Isaiah 45 verses 1 to 3, harped on the importance of God’s presence in the life of every man.
The pastor stated that the greatest need of mankind was neither money nor position but the presence of God which guarantees victory.
He charged the people to always provoke the presence of God by developing generous attitude, habit of praise and righteousness.