Commissioning of the Judicial Research Centre of FCT Abuja Judiciary (Abuja/Nigeria): 11th March, 2010
"The JRC is designed to assist Judges and Magistrates in managing growing case loads while keeping abreast of relevant laws. It is a project designed to assist the judiciary in developing sustainable capacity and strengthen judicial integrity aimed at creating the required conditions for a more effective and efficient case load management. This centre will certainly go a very long way in complementing our efforts towards a timely, efficient and more effective justice delivery. In the FCT Judiciary, we have taken the following concrete actions for timely disposal of cases."
"The commissioning of this JRC today is yet another landmark event in the history of the FCT Judiciary towards improving justice delivery for the benefit of citizens. It is a good example of the enduring partnership between the European Union, UNODC and the Nigerian Government. It is hoped that such cooperation and its outcome will lead to greater support by the government to the implementation of the action plans drawn up by pilot states. UNODC on its part will continue to work with those who show commitment to the work we are doing in Nigeria. At this point, I will like to acknowledge the presence of Hon Justice Kate Abiri, the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, and welcome them as the 11th state of the judicial integrity programme in Nigeria."