The Federal Government has called on the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, 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".
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) made the statement on Saturday during a thanksgiving mass in honour of her appointment St. Monica's Catholic Church in Rantiya, Jos.
President Buhari was represented by the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, at the event.
The statement read, "Justice Monica is a Justice of good character and dexterity who emerged as the head of the second-highest Court in Nigeria by merit.
"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 said.
The president also 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.
In a related development, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi said the celebrant is a woman of substance who has a rich pedigree on the Bench and is known to be fearless, uncompromising and intolerant of inducement in the course of discharging her duties.
Fayemi said the success of women like Justice Monica creates more room for Nigerian women to occupy other sensitive offices and perform creditably.