National Judicial Council automates its operations

Peter Bahago, Abuja

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The National Judicial Council, NJC says it has fully digitalized its operations including the Council’s Chamber.


The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the Council, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad who spoke at the Automation Retreat for members of the Council in Abuja, the nation’s capital stated that the stride was part of measures aimed at ensuring  the justice system is not crippled in the face of threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.


In a statement by the Director, Information of the Council, Soji Oye, the feat is intended to herald a regime of electronic system to the Council’s document management, marking a significant departure and paradigm shift from the current paper-based operations.


Features of the Chamber
The Chief Justice of Nigeria represented at the occasion by the Deputy Chairman of the Council, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, said the NJC Chamber is now re-designed with in-built security and access control for the use of Council members. 


“The re-designed Meeting Chamber has a voice tracking and audio conferencing, video and audio recording of meeting with playback, video conferencing for members who are not able to attend, Intelligent System Retractable Tables and others”, the statement read.


“The features of the E-document management include but not limited to the following: instant access to update version, selective or complete printing, remote access and sharing documents during virtual meetings”, the statement added.


Other features include: secured access to meeting rooms, acoustic environment to eliminate echo and possible eavesdropping and avoidance of any listening devices, improved lightening and befitting restroom, canteen and a lounge.



Nneka Ukachukwu