By Onoriode Etatsemi
Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo Esq, has underscored the importance of cordial relationship between the Bench and the Bar in ensuring effective justice delivery in the State.
Mr. Bozimo, who stated this in his office in Asaba while fielding questions from journalists, said that it was expedient to ensure that there were no issues between the Bench and the Bar for the overall benefits of the State.
The Attorney-General stated that the input from the Bench, the Bar as well as the Law Officers in the Ministry of Justice had been very impactful in the pursuit of ensuring that citizens got adequate justice delivery in the State.
He stated that the Bar and the Bench often interfaced with one another in order to address key areas of difficulties in discharging their functions.
Recalling the active participation of the Bench during the Stakeholders Submit organised by the Ministry of Justice earlier this year, Mr. Bozimo commended stakeholders for their rich contributions even as he said that the Bench and the Bar had continued to show mutual respect for each other, in line with time honoured tradition of Legal Practice.
He stated that the staff of Ministry of Justice had been performing their duties with utmost commitments and integrity.
The Attorney-General highlighted the official responsibilities of the Ministry to include rendering of advice to the State Government, representing the State Government in civil proceedings and most importantly representing the best interests of the people of the state.
Mr. Bozimo, who said that decisions made by the Ministry of Justice often had direct impact on the people of the State, noted that such benefits could be seen from the area of contract drafting agreement and critical advice on the execution of projects like roads and other Infrastructural development of the State.