The chief judges of Akwa Ibom has stated that hr administration is totally committed to the welfare of staff in the judicial service within the limit of available resources.
Justice Ekaete Obot said this during the opening ceremony for the pre-promotion examination seminar for the 2022 promotion exercise organized for 475 senior staff of the judicial service at Multi-purpose Hall, Judiciary Headquarters, Uyo, recently.
Justice Ekaete maintained that “she is saddled with this responsibility” as the events marks her second occasion to perform similar function since she assumed office as the chief judge of Akwa Ibom on June 30, 2021.
The chief judge noted that the topics for the seminars presentation were carefully selected to address practical issues that workers encounter daily at work, “and having gone through the seminar papers, I assure you that the resource persons are indeed resourceful and will do justice to their respectful topics.”
She urged the participant to give the teachers rapt attention knowing that it is part of training and retraining exercise for them.
Justice Ekaete emphasized that “promotion in the public service to which the judicial service belongs; is not granted as a matter of cause, but granted purely on the basis of competitive merit.”
She stressed that one must be eligible for promotion before the person is being promoted because there is no room for general inefficiency and mediocrity. “You must work hard to earn your promotion on merit.”
The judiciary boss urged the participant to abide by work ethics and code of conducts guiding their career and professions.
“The task of taking Akwa Ibom State Judicial Service to an enviable position in the comity of states is a collective one and must not be compromised,” she stated.
She appreciated the Governor Udom Emmanuel for granting the necessary approvals for the exercise to hold noting that “he is a worker friendly governor.”
Justice Ekaete appealed to the state governor to grant approvals to enable them constitute membership of Customary Courts which courts have been grounded for sometimes now.
“The customary courts administer justice at the grassroot to the people of Akwa Ibom at a very cheaper and faster rate and the functionality of these courts now that the farming season has set in becomes very imperative and expedient in order to avoid wanton damage to property and bloodshed as a result of land dispute”, she