Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has sworn in Justice Lilian Abai as the Acting Chief Judge of the State and charged her to maintain the cordial relationship existing between the executive and the Judiciary in the State.
The swearing -in of the Acting Chief Judge followed the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Justice Onuoha Ogwe.
Speaking after administering the oaths of office and allegiance on the Acting Chief Judge, by the State Solicitor General, Lady Uzoamaka Ikonne, at the Government House, Umuahia, Governor Ikpeazu assured that his administration would do everything to support the Acting Chief Judge to make the Judiciary better.
He commended the Judiciary for setting up and sustaining a template for succession which makes leadership transition seamless.
The Acting Chief Judge, Justice Lilian Abai in her acceptance speech thanked the Governor for the honour done her and promised to discharge her duties effectively while assuring that she would maintain the cordial relationship existing between the Executive and the Judiciary.