A new Chief Judge has been sworn-in for Benue State. He is Honourable Justice Adam Onum, the first to attain such position from Idoma community, the second largest ethnic group in Benue State.
Ortom, while performing the ceremony at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House, Makurid, noted that the appointment of the new Chief Judge was based on merit and in consonance with core values of his administration, which include fairness, justice, transparency, integration among others.
The governor described Justice Onum as an erudite jurist whose knowledge and practice of law has been beyond reproach, stressing that he has been upright and fair in the discharge of his duties over the years.
Ortom expressed hope that the new Chief Judge would open a new vista in the dispensation of justice, noting that Justice Onum and his colleagues in the State have been among the best in the county.
He commended the Speaker and other members of the Benue State House of Assembly for the prompt screening and confirmation of Justice Onum as Chief Judge, stressing that the action underscored the harmonious working relationship that has existed between the executive and the legislature.
Responding, the Chief Judge who expressed appreciation to Governor Ortom for finding him worthy of the appointment, promised to uphold the tenets of an incorruptible justice system in the state.