Ogun State Customary Court of Appeal officers have been encouraged to improve themselves by adapting to the current trend on the use of technology in the discharge of their duties.
The State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu gave the charge in the keynote address delivered at a two day retreat organised for Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal, Presidents and members and other officers of the Customary Court at Ilaro, Ogun State.
Hon. Justice Dipeolu who said the retreat was timely, reiterated that it would enhance professionalism in Justice Delivery.
Commending the initiative behind the retreat, the Chief Judge said the establishment of the State Customary Court of Appeal was part of her achievement and repositioning agenda to ensure that justice is delivered at the grassroot level.
According to Justice Dipeolu, the Customary Court of Appeal Bill which was signed into law on 5th September, 2011 while the appointment of the President of the CCA alongside with other three Hon. Judges was in January 2020.
Earlier in his welcome address, the President of the Ogun State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo explained that the retreat with the theme “Promoting Justice Delivery through the enhancement of Customary Court System” was organised for the Customary Court of Appeal officers to understand the hallowed position of people’s custom and the role of Customary Court of Appeal in the dispensation of Justice in the Modern day setting.
His Lordship added that the retreat is a form of continuing education programme designed to upgrade the knowledge and performance of the Presidents and members as well as officers of the Customary Court officers.
Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo said that presently there are forty-six (46) Customary Courts across the State, adding that Customary Courts will soon be commissioned at Igbogila and Eggua in Ogun West as well as Odosenlu Alaro Ijebu in Ogun East Senatorial Zone .