The Imo State Government Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has urged the Chief Judge of the state to set up a committee for the burial of the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa.
Governor Okorocha who made the call when he paid a condolence visit to the Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Benjamin Njemanze at the High Court Owerri over the death of their colleague, Rtd Justice Oputa, said that his administration is determined to give Justice Oputa a befitting burial, adding that Justice Oputa is an icon in Igbo land.
Governor Okorocha expressed the willingness of his administration to improve the judiciary service system in the state. He said that the court complex will be completed by September 2014 and will be named after Justice Oputa.
He used the opportunity to enumerate some of the numerous achievements of his administration such as massive construction of roads, 27 new general hospitals, construction of 305 model primary schools, free and qualitative education, renovation of Avutu Poultry farm, Adapalm, Shoe Industry, payment of teachers and workers salary as at when due.
In his speech, the Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice B. Njemanze, who decried the dilapidated condition of the courts in the state, reminded the governor of the role the judiciary played during his swearing-in and called on him to equip the courts with modern day state-of-art facilities such as, computerization of the complex, provision of electricity and so on to enable the judiciary function more effectively.
He thanked the governor for the visit and stressed the need for the Government to look into the challenges facing the judiciary in the state.