Wike names Magistrates’ Court complex blocks after wife, others


Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has named a block in the state’s newly-opened Justice Iche Ndu Magistrates Court Complex after his wife, Justice Eberechi Nyesom Wike.

The governor, who announced this during the complex’s opening on Thursday, also named additional blocks after some of the state’s senior judicial officers.

Wike stated that he chose to name one block after his wife so that he would not leave office empty-handed, after naming other structures after notable justices.

“The first building by my immediate left has to be named Justice Chibuzor Amadi Block. And then we remembered one of our own who is late, Justice Elizabeth Membre. Block B is named after her. The President of the Customary Court of Appeal was also a Magistrate before, so the third block is named after the President of the Customary Court of Appeal.

“And then the last block, I said I will not go empty-handed. Every day, people say Wike you are generous. If I’m generous to myself, is it bad? So as I am leaving, let me also name that one after my wife. So, it will be named after Justice Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom Wike. What matters to me is Nyesom Wike, so my name is there and that block is for my dear wife,” Wike said.

The governor also explained that he named one of the complex blocks after a former Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iche Ndu because he contributed to the growth of the judiciary.

“Why did we name this place after Justice Ndu? During his tenure as Chief Judge, he did very well – it was the period I was the Chief of Staff. You see a Chief Judge coming with dignity. You see a Chief Judge and you know that he is a Chief Judge and he contributed to the growth of the judiciary.

“We felt like, now that he is alive, let us remember that he has done his own work; that is why we have to name this complex, Justice Iche Ndu Magistrates Court Complex,” he explained.

The complex was inaugurated by the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who has been in the state since Wednesday. He inaugurated the Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Flyover on Wednesday after which he was hosted to a state banquet at the Government House.