The Judiciary | IMO STATE GOVERNMENT

The Judiciary of the State is a very key component of the Government. It is made up of the following:

1. Judges
2. Non-judge
3. Members of staff of the State judicial service
4. Courts/tribunals and other judicial facilities, records and subsisting judgments obtained within the jurisdiction of the State court system which its courts are obligated to defend and enforce.

The Judiciary exists, chiefly to, interpret, apply and direct the enforcement of the laws, customs, and conventions that make up the State’ legal system. It’s sphere also extends to the protection or preservation of contracts, rights and freedoms that define the socio-political and economic space of the State.

It also helps to preserve and protect the rights and freedoms of individuals and corporate bodies in the State from the over-bearing reach of State officialdom or from other non-state entities – including multinational and local organizations that operate in the State. Its reach even extends to the review of decisions of disciplinary panels of various professional and corporate organizations in the State. Where the Executive and Legislative branches are elected by the people, members of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State House of Assembly.

The State Judiciary is usually led by the Chief Justice of who presides over other Justices of the state High court. Court structures and judicial appointments are at the discretion of the Governor subject to the recommendation for appointment by National Judicial Council and confirmation by the State House of Assembly.

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