The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has commended the National Judicial Council for completing full-scale automation of its meetings and operations.
Justice Muhammad was represented at the Automation Retreat for members of the Council in Abuja by the Deputy Chairman of the Council, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour.
According to him, the innovation was part of the continued measures aimed at ensuring that the justice system is not crippled in the face of threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
”It is against this backdrop, that the council has completed full-scale automation of its meetings and operations,” he said.
He, therefore, commended the NJC Secretary Ahmed Saleh, for galvanising his staff members as well as consultants to achieve this technological milestone.
”The NJC Chamber is now re-designed, retrofitted and equipped with a state of the art technology with in-built security and access control for the use of council members.
“This is 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’’.
He added that the re-designed meeting chamber has a voice tracking, audio conferencing, full video and audio recording of meeting with playback.
Others are call button-for assistance, wireless presentation, Intelligent System Retractable Tables and Enhanced Audio and Speakers Systems.
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 lounge’’.