President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, to assist his regime in the fight against corruption.
Buhari made the call in Jos on Saturday during a thanksgiving mass in honour of the Court of Appeal president over her appointment last year.
Governor Simon Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, disclosed this in a statement in Jos on Saturday after the event.
Buhari, who was represented at the event by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, described Justice Monica as a Justice of good character and dexterity.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari, governors of Plateau, Ekiti, Rivers, Oyo, Justices of various courts, senior legal luminaries and people from all sectors of the society today (June 19, 2021) converged on St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantiya, Jos for the thanksgiving mass in honour of the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, to celebrate her appointment.
“President Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, described Justice Monica as a Justice of good character and dexterity who emerged as the head of the second highest Court in Nigeria by merit.
“He said since her appointment a year ago, she has continued to demonstrate diligence in handling the affairs of the Court of Appeal and strengthening reforms towards the speedy and honest delivery of justice to Nigerians of all backgrounds.
“He charged her to put in her best and raise the bar in the dispensation of justice by assisting Government in fighting corruption, crime and acts inimical to national development.”