BY: ADÉMÓLÁ ÒRÚNBON
ILARO-YEWA – The Ogun State Customary Court of Appeal President, Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo has advocated adherence to the code of conduct of Court employees by the Judges of Customary Court and the staff of the State’s judiciary.
Justice Ojo said this at a-2 day retreat for Hon. Judges and officers of the CCA, with the theme; “Promoting Justice Delivery Through The Enhancement Of Customary Court System”, held at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro, Ogun State.
He said that the retreat was a form of continuing education programme designed to upgrade the knowledge and performance of officers of the Customary Court of Appeal, including, the Presidents and members, as well as officers of the CCA.
He noted that the topics for the retreat was carefully chosen to understand the hallowed position of people’s customs and the role of Customary Courts and the Customary Court of Appeal, especially in the dispensation of justice in the modern day setting.
“In fact, both the topics and resource person’s have equally been selected from the Judiciary and the Ogun State Ministry of Justice, I have no doubt in my mind that we are in for some scintillating and intellectual rewarding experience in the next two days”, Justice Ojo said
In her keynote address, the State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu reiterated that the judiciary under her watch was committed to effective provision of quality and professional services to the citizens.
She said the commitment statement was important because it would serve as a constant reminder to the court workforce that there was zero tolerance for corruption in the Ogun State judiciary.
The CJ said, “It is in a bid to ensure that the promises are kept and delivered that I come up with the commitment statement by all staff by which we are all covenanted to work.
“This is to make the Ogun State Judiciary dynamic, innovative and proactive by achieving an independent, reform-oriented and well-funded judiciary system”.