COSFAN calls for effective justice delivery through family court

Dr Abiola Adimula

Emmanuel Kehinde, ilorin

The President of Commonweath Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association (COSFAN) ,Dr Abiola Adimula , has called for the effective justice delivery system through family court in Kwara.

Adimula made the call in Ilorin at a three-day training of magistrates and area court judges organised by COSFAN in collaboration with the Kwara State Judiciary and Women and Child Watch Initiatives.

She said that the family court should be upgraded to the high court level to enable more family issues get justice under family court.

She added that the event is put together by the COSFAN as an annual programme of community service toward impacting the Nigerian society positively.

The President explained that with a strong family court, violent crime, sex trafficking, forced labor and child abuse would be the thing of the past.

Adimula said that the creation of family court was to ensure that children and family cases are filed and determined in special court for speedy access to justice.

“The International Community values peace and justice and calls for stronger Judicial systems that will enforce laws and work toward a more peaceful and just society.

” The event is put together to enhance access to justice for family cases, especially matters that involves children under the Child Rights Act 2003 or Child Rights Law of Kwara State 2006.

“With increase in violence and abuse against persons and especially children

” It is expected that where there is a strong institution of the court to address the menace, the interest of the child and others will be better served.

“Thus, the reason why we have invited schools to participate in this event is to sensitize them as a voice to children in Kwara State

“The main objective of COSFAN is to promote and advance national development” Adimula said.

For his part, Justice Salisu Garba, the Administrator, National Judicial Institute Abuja, said that the judicial institute was ready to collaborate with COSFAN in building an effective justice delivery through family court.

Garba who was represented by Director of Studies, Mr Abdulazeez Olumo, said the institute is ready to support COSFAN.

He said the COSFAN should send their proposal to the institute for assessment of approval of family court at the high court level.

Also, the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, Oba Ismail Yahaya, said the event was timely in view of the raging issue of child molestation and abuse.


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