Judiciary workers hit Port Harcourt for NASAJ games
The Judiciary workers in Nigeria are set to hit Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital for its annual Chief Justice of Nigeria sports competition billed from 23rd of October to 5th November. Making this known to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the National president of the Sports Association for Judiciary (NASAJ) Mr. Emeka Ndili said that the 19th editions will witness unprecedented remarkable because all the logistics are in placed to ensure smooth and hitch free before and after the fiesta. According to Ndili, ten sports would be feature at Port Harcourt, football, handball, badminton, chess, table-tennis, athletes, scrabble, draught, ayoo and volleyball for both male and female categories except football and draught for only male.
He said the competition was put together by courts and other judicial bodies throughout the federation to honour the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar who also doubles as grand patron of the federation.
Ndili quickly pointed out that NASAJ has put measure in place to ensure the games free from mercenaries because the association would not hesitate to punish any unity found guilty. He commended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, River state government and Local Organising committee, (LOC) for working tireless to ensure the event witness hitch free.
“I want to thank everybody especially the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, Rivers state government and the LOC for putting everything in place for the 19 editions because the games will mark unprecedented for judicial workers in helping them both physically and mentally ahead of its herculean task.
“I want to appreciate the good people of Rivers state for warming the ground ahead of our rival because I know the loving people will turnout for the annual games to mark a huge success, “he said.
Meanwhile, the last edition which was held at Uyo, the Akwa-Ibom state capital witness Federal High Court emerged the overall winners of the tournament with 12 gold, 6 silvers and 8 bronzes, followed by Akwa-Ibom state judiciary with 12 gold 5 silvers and 2 bronzes, while FCT High Court 2 gold, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes, Court of Appeal 1 gold, 5 silvers and 5 bronzes, National Judiciary Institute 4 silvers and 8 bronzes, Lagos State Judiciary, 4 silvers and 1 bronzes, Federal judiciary service Commission, 1 silver and 5 bronzes; Supreme Court of Nigeria, 2 bronzes; while, Sharia Court of Appeal went home with 1 bronzes.