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Ogun judiciary, NJI hold enhancement course for judicial staff


Chief Judge wigIn its efforts to ensure prompt dispensation of justice, the Ogun State Judiciary has commenced a four-day training and workshop for the State Judges, Magistrates and judicial staff.

The training, which was in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) is aimed at building the capacity of the judicial staff to ensure a total reform of the State judiciary.

The Director of Studies, NJI, Dr. Cyprian Idja who spoke at the occasion, disclosed, “A lot is being done by the NJC to make sure that the process of evidence recording are done through the use of Information Technology (IT). The Nigerian Judicial Commission (NJC) has set up a committee for total computerisation of the Nigerian Judiciary; we are starting with the Federal High Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and some other divisions of the Court of Appeals. And it goes down the line to the States.”

He added, “We built faculties and facilities for this type of training so that State Judiciaries can get what they want in terms of capacity building and to be able to train them. Like in Ogun State we are going to teach them on the use of ICT to make sure that their Judiciary is fully computerised”.

The Chief Judge, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade who declared the training opened in Abeokuta, the State capital stated that the training was geared towards increasing the performance and the attitude of the judiciary staff, noting that some States, including Ogun, due to paucity of funds were finding it difficult to send some of their judicial staff to NJI’s organised training programmes in Abuja.

Justice Olapade said, to ameliorate the situation, the NJI decided to collaborate with State governments to organise the training programmes for interested States.

Her words, “It was observed that most Heads of Courts, especially at the States’ level are finding it increasingly difficult to send some sizeable number of their staff to attend the Institute’s organised Training programmes

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