By Eunice Odigie, Benin
Edo state government will within the next 3 years deliver a court complex to the National Industrial Court as it’s permanent court complex within the GRA area of Benin City, Edo state capital.
Governor Godwin Obaseki made the promise during the commissioning of a temporary court complex for the Industrial Court.
Governor Obaseki remarked that ‘with massive investment in the state economy, and her drive to be the second highest GDP state within the next five years’.
‘The government wants to ensure there is Industrial harmony in the state, which was why it is investing massively in the judiciary’. He said.
Other investments according to the governor include relocation of the Appeal Court to a better complex within the GRA, housing scheme for judges in all courts, strengthening the magistrate Court and having better court rooms for all courts.
The governor informed the President National Industrial Court that an official quarters will be ready for her judges by December this year, and requested a second judge be posted to the state by next year.
In a remark, the president National Industrial Court Justice Babatunde Adejumo note that Edo is the second state afer Rivers to build a comlex for the court, but warning that such gesture would not compromise judgments but ensure Industrial harmony in the state
On his part, the Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NA) Edo State branch, Brrister Collins Ogiegbaen epressed gratitude of the Bar of do and Delta States to Governor Obaseki for relising the dreams of most lawyers in the region as the stories of lawyers going to Akure for industrial cases was that of kidnapping and accidents.
The temporary Industrial Court Complex in Benin city, comprises of 2 court rooms, a library and office spaces.