NBA Laments Absence Of Federal Court Of Appeal In Osun

The Osogbo branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) over the weekend ,expressed worry over the absence of a division  of the Federal Court of Appeal in Osun State.

Addressing a press conference as part of the activities commemorating  2014 Bar  Week of the NBA, Osogbo branch, the chairman of the planning committee, Mr Gbadamosi Adesina  and member, General Council of the Bar, observed  that the absence of Appeal Court in the state hinders the promotion of lawyers to attain Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) status.

He, therefore, appealed to the Chief Justice of the federation to facilitate the creation of a division of an Appeal Court in the state, contending that such development was capable of enhancing the performance of legal practitioners.

According to Adesina, “the nearest Courts of Appeal to the state are in Akure and Ibadan and  all appeal cases by lawyers in the state are either filed in Akure or Ibadan”.

While calling for the separation of the office of the Attorney General from that of the Commissioner for Justice, he maintained that such approach would  promote the dispensation of justice in the country and gives values to the two offices.

“The law practice in Nigeria will be more efficient if the office of the Attorney General is separated from that of the Commissioner for Justice, and this will also allow independence in justice. The office of the Attorney General is higher than that of the Commissioner for Justice,” Adesina remarked.

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