Monday, 20 May 2013

Most Nigerian Courts Suffers Multiple Institutional And Infrastructural Deficiencies - CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Aloma Mariam Mukhtar said most Nigerian courts suffer multiple institutional and infrastructural  deficiencies.

According to her, such deficiencies hinders speedy administration of justice in the nation.

The CJN stated this in Ibadan on Monday while commissioning the new permanent complex of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division. 

She lamented the excessive case load and back log of appeal cases deriving from the abysmal quality of Nigeria court building. 

Justice Muktar called for simultaneous improvement court  facilities covering equipment of court rooms as a necessary tool for the judiciary to enable it perform its expected constitutional role with all sense of adequacy. 

She added that if courts were to effectively perform their roles of dispute settlement and interpretation of the laws, the requisite infrastructure, expertise and technology required must be above standard. 

The acting president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, appreciated the administration of the former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, for allocating the land space for the court. 

The Executive Governor of Oyo state, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi, on behalf of his administration, pledged to continue to support the judiciary and to guarantee peace, security and justice in the state. 

The new complex contains a staff canteen, ultra-modern court hall and gallery, presiding justice conference room and chamber, library and ICT room. 

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