In line with the policies and objectives of the Bayelsa State Judiciary of instituting and developing international standards aimed at strengthening Justice sector integrity and capacity, so as to improve access to justice, enhance quality and timely justice delivery, strengthen public trust in the Judiciary and facilitate coordination across justice sector institutions in Bayelsa State, the Bayelsa State Judiciary in partnership with Settlement House took a look at reforms in the Criminal Justice system with particular reference to the Hon. Justice Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore’s Model for the Criminal Justice reforms, so as to enhance quality in the Criminal Justice delivery system of Bayelsa State .
The summit tagged ‘South-South Zonal Session on Special Policy Summit/Workshop of the Justice S.M.A Belgore Model for Criminal Justice Reforms’ was scheduled for 9th – 13th June, 2014 at the Conference Hall of the High Court Complex, Yenagoa with Judges and Magistrates as participants.
The Chairman of the summit, His Highness Serena Dokubo Spiff, Commissioner 2 (Judicial Service Commission) in his opening remarks established that the summit is a good course following the success recorded by the summit in other jurisdictions in Nigeria.
The Coordinator/Consultant for the summit, Mr. Kelvin Nwosu in his opening remark appreciated the Chief Judge for her support towards the realization of the programme. He however established his competence by relaying his experiences in the class room and as members of plethora reforms committee.
Mr. Kelvin Nwosu projected that the summit is not designed to be a speech delivery conference but that which is packaged to work out solutions. The aim is to ‘stop the woes and start the work’ in the Criminal Justice System.
The Honourable Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Bayelsa State, Mr. Kemausode Wodu, in his remarks announced the support of government towards ensuring effective criminal justice administration in the state with viagra safe. He also made known that the focal point of his administration as the AG is to improve the criminal justice system and as such he directed members of the Public Prosecution Department in the Ministry of Justice to attend the workshop promptly.
Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, in her opening remarks thanked the Consultant, Mr. Nwosu for bringing the programme to Bayelsa and she equally declared the summit opened. The CJ implored Judges and Magistrate to make out time to attend the workshop promptly.