Edo gets new chief judge
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday swore-in Justice Esther Edigin as the seventh Chief Judge of the state, following the retirement of Justice Esohe Ikponmwen.
At the ceremony held at Government House in Benin, Obaseki urged judicial officers in the state to maintain worthy records. I commend judicial officers in the state
In her remarks, the new chief judge said that her intention was to prioritise staff welfare especially that of the magistracy. While also Promising that her administration would have zero tolerance for corruption, Edigin said she will work with other judges in the state as well as the other arms of government to ensure effective dispensation of justice. She, however, appealed to the executive arm to complete the process of financial independence for the judiciary in accordance with Section 121 sub-Section 3 of the Constitution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Edigin was born on May 17, 1956. She was called to the bar on July 17, 1979. In 1989, Edigin joined the then Bendel State Judiciary as Chief Magistrate Grade 11 and was appointed a high court judge in 2001.