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Obiano urges functional state judiciary

By Chibuike Nwachukwu
04 December 2018   |   2:00 am
The Executive governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has called on stakeholders in the states justice system to develop rules of proceedings that would ensure efficient and effective functioning of courts in the state.

Willie Obiano

The Executive governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has called on stakeholders in the states justice system to develop rules of proceedings that would ensure efficient and effective functioning of courts in the state.

The Governor, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu made the call while addressing the stakeholders at a two-day summit held in the city of Onitsha to review Civil Procedure Rules for courts in Anambra state.

He stated that the synergy between the Executive and judicial arm of government in the state has led to many landmark changes in the system of justice administration as well as the working condition of judicial officers in the state.

Obiano commended the Chief Judge, Justice Peter Umeadi for observing that the rules of courts have become obsolete, which necessitated the setting up of various review committees to look into them and come up with draft documents that would be subjected to public scrutiny before being adopted as rules of procedure.

The recommendations of the various committees set up to review Anambra State High Court Rules (2006), Anambra State Magistrate Court Rules (1991) and the Rules Establishing the Anambra State Multi-Door Court House were presented to participants at the summit for appraisal.