FIDA Nigeria organized a one-day validation workshop on the Bayelsa State ACJL 2019
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Bayelsa State Branch, with support from MacArthur Foundation (MAF) on the 3rd day of March 2023, successfully held its validation exercise on the Bayelsa State ACJL 2019, Practice Direction which was developed at the workshop held on the 19th day of December 2022.
In attendance was the Acting Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, who was represented by Hon. Justice Eradi, and other Judges, Magistrates, representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Nigerian Police Force, National Human Rights Commission, Legal Aid Council, and members from the Nigeria Bar Association.
The participants and the consultant went through the draft extensively while making necessary inputs. After all corrections and observations were made, participants affirmed the document and all agreed that same be forwarded to the Acting Chief Judge for his final input and signing.
The Validation Exercise came to an end with the presentation of copies of the Bayelsa State ACJL 2019, to the various stakeholders in the criminal justice sector with a goal to foster effective implementation stemming from accessibility to the principal law.