By Alfred Saiki, Teryila Heenyo, Lebel Daniel Musuka and Reuben Egbah,
The much anticipated training of Court Registrars and Bailiffs by the Jos Branch of the Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria CLASFON, has held today.Participants and guests at the occasion have hailed the organizers and have also described the training as timely and important to the effective running of the justice system of not just Plateau state but, the nation at large.
The training workshop which is currently going on at the Jos Business School in Rayfield in Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau state has lots of Registrars and Bailiffs in attendance.
The Hon. Chief Judge of Plateau state, Hon. Justice Yakubu Dakwak, who was represented by Hon. Justice D. D. Longji, in his goodwill message, emphasized the important role Registrars and Bailiffs play in the Judiciary.
Hon. Justice D.D. Longji, while commending the organizers, threw more light on the importance of the roles of the Bailiffs and Registrars.
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On his part, the Acting Attorney - General and Commissioner of Justice, Plateau State, Mr. Jonathan Mawuyau (Esq), was delighted by the theme of the training workshop, saying, "I agree with the theme of the training, “Court Registrars and Bailiffs: Catalysts for an efficient and effective administration of Justice”, because, in the real sense they are truly the catalysts of administration of Justice. Processes begin with the Registrars and the Bailiffs execute. The theme could be on the side of Justice or against it, it depends on you the staff".
The A-G was of the view that the training at the end of the day would help sanitize the justice system and everybody will benefit from the system.
Also speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman NBA Jos Branch , Ralph Monye (Esq), said the legal business is predicated on principles, "I believe that you are the heart of the Judiciary, when you decide therefore to deliberately do what you know is wrong, you have already defeated the course of Justice."
Concerning this purported wrong doings of some Judiciary staff, the NBA chairman said, "this staff of the Judiciary do not do this things alone, lawyers make them to do it. There are good lawyers and bad lawyers".
Arome Okwori (Esq), the National Chairman of CLASFON, who was elated at the journey so far by CLASFON by bringing the training to fruition, thanked God that it has become a reality.
"This is the first time this is ever happening, not only in Jos, but Nationwide". He emphasized.
He went further to say, "The Judiciary is the pasture of hope to the common man, we need the adjudication of Justice to have a stable government and stable society. We cannot have all these without the Court Registrars, Bailiffs and Clarks. If you stop working, the Judiciary cannot move because you are like the wheels and tyres of the Judiciary".
Earlier, in a welcome address, the Chairman of CLASFON, Plateau State chapter, Panmak Lere (Esq), reiterated that there would be further trainings by CLASFON.
Panmak Lere (Esq), emphasized that, the training would foster a better relationship between the Bar and the Bench. He appreciated the support they got from the NBA, the Chief Jugde, the Acting AG and all that supported the course.