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Plateau Gets Operational Rules For Family Courts

The Oasis Reporters

May 26, 2023






By Asile Abel, Jos

The Chief Justice of Plateau State, Justice David Mann has signed the rules for the smooth operations of family courts in the state.

Speaking at the event, Justice Mann said that the rules are aimed at ensuring the commencement of the implementation of the Child’s Rights Law, domesticated in the state since 2005.

”These sets of rules will complement the Child’s Rights Law which has been promulgated in the state since 2005.

”The rules seek to summarise the process of the effective and efficient implementation of the law.

”And so, this is a milestone, a great step towards ensuring that proceedings relating to the child’s rights, privileges and welfare are well catered for”, he said.

Mann, who thanked the organisations who initiated and developed the rules, promised to ensure the rules are properly used by family courts in the state.

Earlier, Dr Nawani Aboki, the Executive Director, Centre for Women, Youth and Community Action (NACWYCA), said that the initiative is under the Civic Advocacy for Local Engagement (SCALE) project.

He said that the project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and supported by Palladium.

”This project, currently running in Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Kwara and Kogi states, is being implemented by a cluster of five organisations with Centre for the Advocacy of Justice and Right (CAJR), inconclusive.

”These rules will enable family courts in the state begin sittings, hence the full implementation of the Child’s Rights Law that has been moribund since its enactment in 2005,”he explained

Aboki thanked the Plateau state judiciary for the support and cooperation granted it toward the actualisation of the milestone.

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