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Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has dissolved the 23 Local Government Caretaker Committees in the state.
The dissolution of the committees, according to a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, takes immediate effect.
Wike directed the caretaker committee chairmen to hand over to their respective Heads of Personnel Management.
The governor also directed the HPMs to immediately compile a list of the staff being owed salaries.
He added that the list, comprising the number of months owed to the workers by the respective councils be submitted to the Office of the Governor with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, the governor on Friday called on Magistrates across the country to be fearless and firm in their dispensation of justice.
Speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt when he received members of the National Executive Committee of the Magistrates Association of Nigeria, Wike said the functions of Magistrates remain vital to the dispensation of justice in the country.
He urged magistrates to stop the practice of returning case files on the basis that they were afraid of certain interests and those who would malign them after delivering judgment.
“If everyone throws in the towel, who will dispense justice?” the governor added.
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