Commissioning of the Judicial Research Centre of Borno State Judiciary (Borno/Nigeria): 30 November, 2010
Excerpts of Speeches
HON. CHIEF JUDGE OF BORNO STATE, JUSTICE KASHIM ZANNAH
"I am very happy to be part of the success of this project which started few years back. I would have love that the whole project edifice (this contains the training hall, conference hall and the JRC) was commissioned today too, but for the constraint of full completion and to fulfil EU's commission of UNODC ending the project today, 30 November , 2010. The EU funding has also helped us at the Judiciary and State Government channel our funds in the right direction as we caught the overall vision and made appropriate plans to benefit immensely from it. The JRC will help us a lot to be part of the changes in our industry and the world generally."
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BORNO STATE, BARRISTER ZANNAH MALLAM GANA
"I congratulate the Chief Judge and the entire Judiciary on this wonderful occaision of commissioning this project of JRC. The State Government is also very happy to be part of this success and promised to do much more to support this vision going forward so that the Judiciary can be on top of the chart for success and achievement. I am also very thankful to EU for providing the fund and UNODC for providing the expertise and the skill to make the JRC available for a better visibility of the State Judiciary and the Government as a whole".
CHAIRMAN, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION,BORNO CHAPTER, BARRISTER AMINU SANI
"I feel very good to be part of the continuous progress the Borno judicial system is making in the country as a whole. As the commissioning of the JRC today is a tesitmony of my concern for legal system and the personnel in Borno State to be on top of their world in what they know to do best. I assured you of the Chapter's patrongage of this facility (JRC), as the good news will spread to the Lawyers'Congress coming soon and there will training of the Trainers first on the use of computer and tools and then the Trainers will train others. I am happy to be part of this collaboration with the Chief Judge and Congratulations to all".
DR. ALAIN NKOYOCK, SENIOR IT COORDINATOR, UNODC NIGERIA
"The most important requirement of the JRC is the sustainability aspect. I believe that the Borno State Government and the management of the Judiciary will provide adequate support for the optimal use of the JRC for future purposes.
On a personal note, I would like to salute the Chief Judge for his vision, wisdom, leadership, commitment, the Government of Borno State and the entire Judiciary for the implementation of the JRC. I am also using this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to Chief Judge for supporting me personally to lead the IT component of this project, not only for the Judiciary but also for EFCC."
Pictures of the Ceremony