Rivers Names Female CJ …As Iche Ndu Retires Next Month

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Wife of the Rivers State Governor Dame Judith Amaechi signing the condolence register during a condolence visit to First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan over the death of her mother.
Wife of the Rivers State Governor Dame Judith Amaechi signing the condolence register during a condolence visit to First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan over the death of her mother.

A female Judge in the state has been named as Chief Judge-designate for the state judiciary.
She is Justice Daisy W. Okocha of the state High Court, Port Harcourt.
Justice Daisy W. Okocha will be the first woman to be appointed  as the Chief Judge since the creation of the state. She hails from Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
The Tide authoritively gathered that the new Chief Judge-designate had already received the blessings of the state Chief Executive, and the state Judicial Service Commission (JSC), and will be sworn-in before the date for the final disengagement of the retiring state Chief Judge  by the governor of the state.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Iche Ndu will be retiring from the service of the state Judiciary on August 19, 2013
Justice Ndu is the sixth Chief Judge of the state, appointed on Ist November , 2001 and has served for 12 years.
He joined the state judiciary in 1989, as a judge at the state High Court.
The Tide learnt that all arrangements for his disengagement from the service of the state judiciary have been concluded.
A press release signed by the Chief Registrar, High Court, Leonard K. Adoki on behalf of the chairman, valedictory ceremonies committee, Justice S. Amadi, indicates that a valedictory thanksgiving church service will take place on Monday, August 19 2013 at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Hospital Road, Port Harcourt, which will be followed by the inspection of a guard of honour by the  retiring Chief Judge mounted by the Nigerian Police Force at the premises of the High Court, Port Harcourt.
The statement also stated that a special court session will be held in his honour at the ceremonial court hall, New High Court building, adding that guests will be treated to a valedictory cocktail party at the end of the special court session.
The release further stated that the state Governor, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi, his Deputy, Engr Tele Ikuru, Chief Judges of neighbouring states and other dignitaries are expected to be in attendance, while appealing  for mass attendance.