Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa has called for synergy between the various arms of government to promote equity, justice and fairness in the country.
Okowa, who made the call on Tuesday in Asaba during a courtesy visit by the President of the National Industrial Court, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo and his management team, said that there was need for a robust relationship between the three arms of government for the smooth running of government and promotion of enduring democratic legacies in the country.
He explained that the judiciary as an important arm of government should always maintain fairness and equity in the dispensation of justice stressing that “We are quite happy that we now have national industrial court because without the judiciary we will not be able to administer justice rightly”.
He added that “once the judiciary is compromised in any way, it becomes a problem for the country as the judiciary represents fairness and equity.”
He promised that his government would co-operate with the National Industrial Court because it would help the state government handle labour and reform issues saying, “we definitely will co-operate with you and hope it will help us handle labour and reform issues. We believe in dialogue with labour to avoid crisis, we will continue to trust our court to help us organize the society to be peaceful.”
He noted that Deltans have trust and confidence in his administration despite the challenging times as the state government has maintained fairness and equity across the various ethnic groups in the state to ensure peace and unity.
Okowa promised that the state government would provide the needed support to ensure that the National Industrial Court functions effectively and efficiently in the state Earlier, Hon. Justice Adejumo, said that they were in Asaba for the establishment of a branch of the National Industrial Court in the state and thanked Governor Okowa for providing the needed infrastructure and environment for the establishment stating that “Delta is the 27th state to have an industrial court in the country.”