Yola, 06 October, 2020 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged Catholic lawyers in the West African nation to consider offering their legal services to people who cannot afford the required fees and work toward reducing the backlog of pending cases so that justice is delivered.
“Christian lawyers should always stand for justice and render service to those who do not have money to hire the services of lawyers,” Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese has been quoted as saying Monday, October 5.
The Bishop who was speaking during Mass to mark the end of the legal year for Catholic lawyers in Adamawa State also decried poor delivery of justice leading to delay of court cases.
“Judges and lawyers should ensure they do not delay any case rather hasten them,” the Bishop who is the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Adamawa Chapter said during the Mass at Saint Theresa Cathedral Jimeta.
He used the opportunity to commend Catholic lawyers in the State for the services they render to the people of God in Nigeria and encouraged them to continue doing so.