*Says Meeting Chamber Re-designed
In a bid to optimize the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 outbreak, the National Judicial Council [NJC] has introduced new technological gadgets that would facilitate the complete move from the paper-based operations of the council to an electronic system.
According to a press release dated the 15th day of March, 2021 and made available to ASKLEGALPALACE, by the Director of Information, Soji Oye, Esq, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairperson of the Council, Hon. Justice Tanko Mohammed, JSC, noted that by this new rebranding, the NJC is ‘re-designed, retrofitted and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, as well as with inbuilt security and access control.
Honorable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR disclosed that as 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, the Council has completed a full-scale automation of its Meetings and operations.
“This is intended 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 said.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria represented by the Deputy Chairman of the Council, Hon Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, CFR, who stated this at the Automation Retreat for members of the Council said the NJC Chambers is now re-designed, retrofitted, and equipped with a state of the art technology with inbuilt Security/Access control for the use of Council members.
The re-designed Meeting Chamber has the following features:
*Voice tracking/Audio conferencing
*Full video/Audio recording of meeting with (playback)
*Call button-for assistance
*Wireless presentation/Video Call
*Video Conferencing for Members who are not able to attend
*Enhanced Audio/Speakers Systems
*Secured access to meeting rooms
*Acoustic environment to eliminate echo and possible eavesdropping and avoidance of any listening devices
*Befitting restroom, canteen and lounge
The features of the E document management include but not limited to the following:
*Instant Access to update version
*Selective or complete printing
*Sharing documents during virtual meetings
The E document also has the following Security/access Control mechanism:
*Only authorized members and Secretariat can download (if needed)
*It is possible to track who and what is done to a document
*In case of Committee assignments, only Committee Members can have access to documents pertaining to their respective Committees.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria commended the NJC Secretary Ahmed Gambo Saleh, Esq for galvanising his Staff as well as Consultants to achieve this Technological milestone.
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