Let me congratulate my Lord, the President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, the Justices of the Court of Appeal, the entire Judiciary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the President of Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN, all the Branch Chairmen and members of the nine Branches of the Nigerian Bar Association in Delta State and the Government and people of Delta State, on the commissioning of the Court of Appeal Complex of Court of Appeal Division, Asaba, Delta State, today, February 3rd, 2020.
This commissioning represents a great step forward in our administration of Justice. The positive impact of which can never be over emphasised. Apart from directly addressing the problem of delay and congestion at the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal, the sighting of the Asaba Division will not only reduce the cost of seeking justice but will also make it more assessable to the people.
I am particularly happy at this positive development in our Judiciary because just a few weeks ago in my interview published by ThisDay Newspaper I was making a case for why every State should have a Division of the Court of Appeal with a view to proactively and strategically address the issue of delay and congestion in our justice system, not knowing that some steps such as these are already being taken. Once again, I congratulate my Lord, the President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, and I hope and trust that the incoming President of the Court of Appeal will take the development further.
DELE ADESINA SAN, FCI. Arb*