Monthly Archive:July 2021


The Acting Chief Judge of Edo State Judiciary, Hon. Justice Joe Acha. has enjoined members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Edo State Chapter not to limit their services to women and children, but should, as mothers, extend it to all, especially the vulnerable men in the society as vulnerability had, in recent times, also been recorded among the male gender.

Hon. Justice Acha, who made this call while receiving members of the Association on a courtesy visit to his office, also remarked that he was quite familiar with FIDA and its activities as he has had the privilege of working with some of the members.

He further acknowledged FIDA’s recognition in aspiring to make him a patron while also assuring the association of his unflinching support at all times.

The Acting Chief Judge also urged FIDA to continue with the good work they had been well known for, while appreciating them for the visit and well wishes.

Earlier, the Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers, Miss. Iryn Omorogiuwa, who thanked the Acting Chief Judge for the warm reception, disclosed that FIDA, had over the years enjoyed very cordial relationship with the Judiciary, especially as the immediate past two Chief Judges had been patrons of the Association.

Miss. Omorogiuwa stated that part of the reasons for the visit was to intimate the Acting Chief Judge of the Association’s wish and expectation of making him a patron of FIDA, as had been the tradition over the years.

She also said another reason was to acquaint the Chief Judge of the Association’s activities which were enumerated to include, but not limited to Pro Bono (free) services to vulnerable women and children on cases involving rape, abandonment and others in court.

According to the FIDA Chairperson, the Association has various committees to work out each activity as part of their mandate in preserving the rule of law and protecting vulnerable women and children.

The Association used the opportunity to solicit the Acting Chief Judge’s support towards the realization of their dream and project of putting up a FIDA building to provide shelter for vulnerable women with shelter challenges and centre for free training for very young children.

In her vote of thanks, the Vice Chairperson of the Association, Mrs. Ulo Uzamere, appreciated the Acting Chief Judge for his co-operation and support in times past as that had given them the confidence and assurance of his continued support.

Nwine, Nekpen Maureen

Senior Information Officer

Edo State Judiciary


In line with the state government’s Vision of having well-trained and effective workforce, Edo state judiciary has made available to its members of staff modern training techniques and opportunities with notable resource persons well grounded in their diverse areas of expertise.

 In his keynote address, the acting chief judge Edo state Hon. Justice Joe Acha expressed satisfaction at the fulfilment of the dream and commitment he had always held dear stating empathetically that training and retraining of all categories of staff of the judiciary was the very first request he made to his Excellency, the Governor of Edo State on the day he was sworn in as Acting Chief Judge. ” it is therefore, my fervent passion and desire to put in place a world-class Judiciary in Edo State with quality workforce that is second to none”, he said.

Noting that the strength and success of any organisation whether in the private or public sectors such as Edo State Judiciary, lies mainly in the quality of its human resources, Hon. Justice Acha stated “there is therefore a compelling need to regularly update and upgrade our knowledge base and that of other judicial officers through seminars, workshops as well as training programs like this aimed at efficient capacity building”.

Charging the participants on the need for their much-desired seriousness, the Acting Chief Judge admonished that the capacity building program which shall be extended to Edo Central and North Senatorial districts should renew the vigour and determination of the members of staff to drive an enhanced productivity.

Concluding, Hon. Justice Joe Acha extended his deep appreciation to his Excellency, the governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his formidable team for making the program a reality and a success.

Earlier while welcoming participants to the program, the Chief Registrar High Court, Benson Osawaru Esq. reiterated that the capacity building program is not a jamboree or one of leisure but a serious practical and academic exercise which is deserving of their rapt attention and participation as that is the only way to justify the enormous efforts and resources that had gone into making the program possible.

The chief registrar further urged the members of staff to make the most out of The Resource persons who had been painstakingly chosen as a result of their wealth of knowledge and uncommon practical experiences.

The training program themed “Towards efficient service delivery in the Edo State Judiciary” had erudite and well tested resource persons like Mr Sunday Iyun, Mr John Asuerimen, Elder Sunny Odigie amongst others doing Justice to the interesting, thought provoking and specialised topics chosen by management.

Nwine, Nekpen Maureen

Senior Information Officer

Edo State Judiciary