25 March 2021 By Olusegun Oyenibi
Kogi State Government has been called upon to provide infrastructural facilities for the State Judiciary towards efficient dispensation of Justice.
The Chairman, Lokoja Chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Mr Sam Owoyomi made the call at the Valedictory Court Session in honour of Justice Sunday Omeiza Otu in Lokoja.
Mr Owoyomi said the call became imperative in view of the dilapidated structure in some courts which has made it difficult for Lawyers and Judges to perform thier duties effectively.
He also appealed to the State Government to also construct the road leading to the judiciary headquarters, State House of Assembly and the Federal Court which he stressed had become almost impassable.
The NBA Boss described the outgoing Chief Judge as a man of impeccable character.
Speaking on behalf of High Court Judges, Justice Richard Olorunfemi attributed the elevation of the outgoing Chief Judge to God’s benevolence and wished him well in retirement.
In his speech, the outgoing Chief Judge, Justice Sunday Otu expressed appreciation to God for his elevation and the State Government for allowing a peaceful transition in the State Judiciary.
In his address, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja promised to continue to the support smooth dispensation of Justice in the State.
Governor Bello described Justice Otu as a jurist per excellence with a tract record of integrity in service.
The Governor assured of his commitment to tackle the challenges earlier enumerated by the NBA Chairman .