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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and other dignitaries were present on Thursday when President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a new complex for the Body of Benchers in Abuja.

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), said the Rivers State Government under the leadership of Wike donated N500m to the construction of the edifice.

Also present at the event include the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola; the Attorney-General of the Federation, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); amongst others.

Wike, a lawyer, and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a critic of the policies of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government.