Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Oleh and Ughelli branches have commenced the process of building two Bar Centres with 500 and 300 capacity respectively.

The NBA Oleh branch has already began building her Bar Center at the High Court premises, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state.

The Delta State Chief Judge, CJ Justice Marshal Umukoro has also officially laid the foundation of the Bar Centre on the parcel of land he donated to the NBA.

At the event the CJ said it was time the Judiciary, Executive and Legislature collaborate for the smooth implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice of Delta State.

He listed some of the challenges hampering the implementation as the lack of official vehicles for Magistrates daily visit to police stations, detention and correction centres and congestion of prisons.

Chairman of NBA, Oleh branch Mr. Sunny Adolor who assured completing the project within the two years of his administration said it will cost the Association N80 million.

In a related development, the CJ has urged lawyers in the state to gear up and aspire to become Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs.

The Chief Judge was speaking while laying the foundation for a 300-person capacity Bar Centre of the Ughelli Branch of the NBA.

At present only the State Attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice , Mr Peter Mrakpor made the recent shortlist of lawyers appointed as SANs in the country.

The Chief Judge who is a member of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers said this was not good enough.

The Ugbelli Bar centre according to Mr Scott Ayo-Okhiria the NBA brach chairman would house a shopping mall, virtual library, restaurant, and restrooms among other facilities.

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