‘Justice, prison systems need 50,000 IT workers’-Tony Marinho


By Olufemi Atoyebi

A social commentator and medical doctor, Tony Marinho, has recommended the recruitment of, at least, 50,000 Information Technology experts by the Federal Government to upgrade the judiciary and reduce incidence of awaiting trial and delayed justice in Nigeria. Marinho said this while delivering a lecture entitled, ‘The Error in Terror, Corruption and our Children’, to mark the 75th birthday of the Ekefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Adebayo Akande, and the 7th anniversary celebration of Splash FM, established by Akande, in Ibadan on Tuesday. The Chairman of Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre, Dr. Lekan Are, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Banjo; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, represented by the state Commissioner for Information; and a son of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odulana, Prof. Gbade Lana; founder of Civic Centre, Ibadan, Chief Kola Daisi; Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Francis Egbokhare and other guests were present at the event. Marinho pointed out in his lecture that youths in Nigeria were unemployed because the government had failed to recognise how and where jobs could be created. He said, “To bring the judiciary into the 21st Century and reduce the terror of awaiting trial, delayed and denied justice, the justice and prison system require up to 50,000 new IT staff for computerised filing of all cases in police stations, prisons and Nigerian courts.”

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