Thursday, 12 July 2012


First Lady of Rivers State, Dame Judith Amaechi has hailed yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Dame Amaechi in a statement signed by her Media Assistant, Dike Bekwele Thursday said the Senate confirmation of the nomination of Justice Mukhtar was a realization of Nigerian Women’s aspirations.

She stated that Justice Mukhtar emergence has demonstrated that women possess the capacity to complement the menfolk in charting a new course for the country and added that this appointment will stir up goodwill for the nation and boost its image positively within the international community.

Mrs Amaechi reaffirms women’s ability in accelerating rapid development of the country and added that no more barrier against women attaining full potential in their chosen profession.  “No doubt, women have excelled in their chosen profession including banking, corporate governance, politics among other, but the development in the nation’s judiciary is a pointer to the fact that there is gender equity and justice in the public service”, she said.

Mrs Amaechi, who extolled the virtue and integrity of the new Chief Justice of Nigeria designate, said the nation judiciary would witness a new paradigm shift.

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar as the 1st Female Chief Justice of Nigeria, and will be inaugurated on Monday.

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