The Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Justice Dongban Mensem as the acting president of the Court of Appeal.
Mr Lalong, in a congratulatory message signed by his director of press and public affairs, Makut Macham, also hailed the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mohammed Tanko, for his recommendation of the appointment, in line with constitutional provisions and judicial tradition.
The governor described her appointment as well deserved, “for her impeccable record of performance in the Judiciary over many years”.
According to the statement, Mr Lalong “has no doubt that justice Dongban will discharge her new responsibility with the highest decorum, professionalism, diligence and patriotism so as to add value to the second-highest court in the land.”
“We in Plateau State are extremely proud of this feat by one of our daughters who has given her best in the service of Nigeria and in dispensing justice to all manner of people without fear or favour.”
“We have no doubt that she will excel in this huge responsibility and demonstrate the true Plateau spirit of honesty, fairness and fear of God. We shall uphold her in prayers,” the statement added.