The administrator, National Judicial Institute, (NJI) Justice Salisu Garuba Abdullahi, Monday, reemphasised the importance of increased awareness of Information Computer Training (ICT) for judicial workers in the country.
Abdullahi made the statement in a keynote address, at the opening ceremony of the national workshop on information and communication technology (ICT), held in Abuja.
According to the administrator, the training modules, put together by the NJI was aimed at setting the pace and breaking new grounds in continuing professional and judicial education.
He noted further that it would also assist in updating participants’ knowledge base and skills in the area of law and other specialised fields for all category of judicial officers in Nigeria in the administration of justice
Represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo, at the workshop, the administrator reiterated, that internet and computer programmes, posesses a great potential for assisting in problem solving, not only within our courts but also in the creation of information network or connectivity.
“Increased awareness and knowledge at all levels of the judiciary on the importance of ICT, is Paramount most especially from year 2020 till date.
“The institute has engaged in the continuous training of judges and their support staff, to increase their capacity on the use of technology for effective justice delivery
“I have no doubt that the advantage of using ICT, is less time consuming and will speed up administration of Justice in Nigeria, know full well that ICT has introduced some radical changes in the legal profession just as the judiciary has designed a pragmatic policy on ICT which is now being implemented, in various jurisdiction within the country,” he said.
As court system move towards automation, the NJI administrator added, that the process would lead to full scale E-filing of court processes, electronic recording of proceedings, E-judgements, E-rulings and execution of judgements on rulings.