28 September 2020 by Olusegun Oyenibi
Kogi State Judiciary has assured of speedy, efficient and effective administration of justice.
The State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi gave the assurance in Lokoja at the commencement of the year 2020 /2021 legal year.
Justice Olusiyi said the judiciary would evolve measures to ensure that criminal cases are no longer delayed in Courts across the State.
According to the Acting Chief Judge, the Judiciary under his watch would also set the necessary machinery in motion to establish the multi-door courthouse to route incoming cases to the most appropriate methods of dispute resolution to save money for the Courts and the litigants.
He said the State Judiciary would constantly and regularly interface with critical stakeholders to ensure smooth dispensation of justice.
While commending the Executive and Legislative arms for non interference in the administration of justice in the State, he promised to give staff welfare utmost priority.
In a message to the occasion, Governor Yahaya Bello represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja charged judicial officials in the State to abide by thier oath of office of being fair, just and impartial in the administration of justice.
In thier separate remarks, the representative of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Abdullahi Aliu and Chairman, Lokoja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Sam Owoyemi while calling on the Judiciary to be proactive in admistering justice, charged litigants to have faith and confidence in judges.
Highlights of the occasion was the inspection of guards of honour by the Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force and a minute silence for the repose of the souls of those that died in the petrol tanker accident last week.