By Bamidele Kolawole
Grade A Customary Court Presidents in Ondo State have been charged to discharge their responsibilities with diligence integrity.
President, Ondo State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Eunice Aderonke Alade gave the charge while declaring open a workshop organised by Association of the Ondo State Grade A Customary Court Presidents in Akure
At the workshop with the theme “The Jurisdiction of the Ondo State Grade A Customary Court in the Right Perspective” Alade said duties of Presiding Judges of Grade A Customary Courts are both solemn and essential to the protection of basic human rights and prevention of anarchy in the society.
Alade said the workshop is essential for the Grade A Presidents to upscale their skills that will enable them to navigate the new terrain and function optimally to ensure a successful tenure on the bench.
She urged them to read more and attend workshop like this for them to build themselves to do their work effectively.
She also pleaded with the Ondo State government to come to their aid financially, so that they would not be stranded, stating that there are so much to be done.
She stated the need for infrastructural development in all ramifications and the need that some of them attend international conferences and seminars where they can meet and compete favourably with their counterpart in other jurisdiction and State.
Chairman of the association in Ondo State Mr Rotiba Segun Stephen said the workshop is to ensure access to an improved legal system at the grassroots as well as the need for continuous learning
He thanked the Hon. President of the Ondo State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice E.A Alade for providing them with exceptional leadership and the right direction to follow.
Responding on behalf of other participants, Mrs Josephine Wewe, lauded the initiative saying that it would present the participants’ opportunities to up skill and deliberate on solutions to similar challenges encountered during the course of their duties.