Legal practitioners in Ekiti State have been challenged not to engage in any illegal acts capable of undermining the administration of justice in the state.
Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the challenge in Ado Ekiti at the inauguration of a new judicial academy built by government to train lawyers in the state for quality and effective service delivery.
Represented by the Deputy Governor Otunba bisi Egbeyemi, the Governor noted that it was mandatory for lawyers to pass through the academy with a view to train on the basic requirements of their job.
The governor, who stressed that the idea was aimed at developing human resources to improve administration of justice, advised lawyers to continue to respect the right of the citizens by being fear and just in the course of their duty.
Earlier the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Mr Wale Fapohunda affirmed that the academy would be fully equipped with necessary legal materials to stimulate their consciousness to yearnings and aspirations of the people
Mr Fapohunda urged the people to respect one another and report anybody who infringed on their right to government for necessary action as the present administration would no longer condone a lawless society.
Radio Nigeria reports that the new Judicial academy is located at the ministry of justice at the state secretariat Ado Ekiti