US-based philanthropist donates court complex to Anambra
By Sunny A. David, Awka
An American-based Medical Director of Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Centre, Dr. Godwin Maduka has donated a judicial complex with judges quarter worth over N250 million to Anambra State Government for promotion of justice and fair hearing.
The court complex, built over three years ago had however not been in use due to petitions from some aggrieved members of the community.
Speaking to journalists during the commissioning of the complex in Umuchukwu, Orumba South Local Government Area of the state, Dr. Maduka decried the scarcity of judges and series of petitions which had hindered the takeoff of judicial activities in the complex.
According to him, “I did not build the court for it not to be in use but in Nigeria there are some things that make people’s effort not to be fulfilled.
“Now that the court is open and gazetted, I believe that judges will be sent there for judicial activities, it is now a judiciary complex.”
The State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, lauded the philanthropist for his contribution to the development of the state, adding that the gesture was in line with his think home philosophy, and called on the people of the state anywhere in the world to take a cue and invest at home.
Chief Obiano, represented by the State Head of Service, Barrister Harry Udu further said, “It is a wonderful thing and it is marvelous in our eyes, this is one of the best High Court edifices I have seen in Nigeria, I am speaking as a lawyer of many years.
“It is beautiful that it is happening in our state, we thank Dr. Maduka immensely, he is a philanthropist per excellence, this is just one of the many things he has done for his community and for Anambra State.”
In her remarks, the wife of late Biafran warlord, Chukwemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Chief Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, commended Dr. Maduka for imparting on the lives of the people in many positive ways.
Mrs. Ojukwu said that if other Igbos in Diaspora could bring part of their wealth home as Maduka had done, the high rate of poverty and dearth of employment in the state would have been a thing of the past.
She noted that such people were scarce in the society and should be appreciated for their gesture.