E-Filling application has been launched in Oyo State.
9Janewshub.com.ng gathered that the National Judiciary Council (NJC), led by Justice Kashim Zannah, on Tuesday launched the Nigerian Case Management System (NCMS) and electronic-filing application for judiciary in Oyo State.
The development according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the application was launched at the training on electronic filing and case management system for judiciary workers in Ibadan.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, said adopting Information Communication Technology (ICT) would greatly enhance the administration of justice generally and speed up conclusion of trials.
He said the training is an epoch-making event in the history of justice delivery in the state.
According to him, it is a conference on training of Information Technology, registrars, cashiers, judges, lawyers and other staff on e-filing and case management system.
Abimbola remarked that Zannah was one of the ICT geniuses in the IT judiciary.
He added that he had delivered papers on ICT as it enhanced justice delivery and the use in court system both nationally and internationally.
The Oyo State Chief Judge promised that the state council would uphold the training, sustain the systems and improve its techniques.
“We greatly and mostly thank the NJC for picking us as one of the pilot states, we also thank the Gavel group,” he said.
Also speaking, Zannah, also the Chief Judge, High Court of Justice, Borno State, said the application launched would be handed over directly to Oyo State judiciary and privately owned by it.
“The system developed by the NJC is one of the best, even about seven countries abandoned their own and copied this one.
“Judges should be committed to the system to make justice delivery easier, faster while the citizens will appreciate the judiciary more,” he said.
Also, the Head of the Training Facilitating Committee, Mr Nelson Olanipekun, said Oyo State was chosen as a pilot state because the council would perform well.
“We have computers, batteries that can power the systems for up to four hours after electricity failure.
“We hope to step up with other states later but Oyo State is the pace setter,” he said.