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Increase in Monetary Jurisdiction of Magistrates in Imo State

Office of the Governor of Imo State

Press Release

Date: October 23, 2023

Subject: Increase in Monetary Jurisdiction of Magistrates in Imo State

The Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, has, by Executive Order, taken a significant step towards enhancing access to justice and streamlining legal proceedings in our beloved state. This executive action has resulted in the increase of the monetary jurisdiction of magistrates in Imo State.

Effective immediately, magistrates in Imo State will have expanded authority to preside over cases with higher financial implications. This decision, which reflects the commitment of our administration to ensure that justice is accessible to all, will have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape in our state.

This move is an integral part of the ongoing efforts to ensure a more efficient and expedient judicial process for the residents of Imo State. By granting magistrates the power to oversee a broader spectrum of cases, we aim to reduce the backlog of cases in our courts and, ultimately, deliver justice more swiftly.

The Governor wishes to extend his sincere appreciation to all legal practitioners, magistrates, and the general public for their continuous support in our pursuit of a just and progressive Imo State. The legal community and the public are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the specific details of this Executive Order, which will be made available through the appropriate channels.

The Executive Order not only reflects the commitment of the Imo State Government to improving our legal system but also reinforces the principle that justice is a cornerstone of our democracy. The administration of justice is a vital part of our societal framework, and these adjustments will go a long way in ensuring a more accessible and efficient legal system.

The Governor calls upon the magistrates, lawyers, and the general public to embrace this change, which is intended to serve the best interests of all residents of Imo State. Let us work together to uphold the rule of law and ensure that justice is delivered promptly, fairly, and effectively in our state.

For more information and a detailed breakdown of the amended monetary jurisdiction of magistrates in Imo State, please consult the official government resources and channels.

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