Ebonyi Deputy Gov Advocates Establishment Of Ecclesiastical Courts

Ebonyi State  Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe has advocated for the establishment of Ecclesiastical Courts to advance the course of Christianity in the country.

He stated this on Saturday night while speaking at a dinner organised by Christian Law Students Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) in Abakaliki.

He pointed out that there are Sharia and customary courts to try cases involving Moslems and non - Christians respectively but lamented that there are no Ecclesiastical courts where Christians can approach for justice. His words " as Christian Law Students what have you done to advance the course of the society. As a lawyer I am beginning to think about  certain things and I quickly remembered that today we have Sharia law for the Moslems and why is it that we should have Christian lawyers and Christian Law Students and we will not have Ecclesiastical Courts ? "
The Deputy Governor who also noted that some procedures adopted by customary courts are repugnant to Christian faith, urged the students through their national body to approach Houses of Assembly of their respective States to enact laws that will give birth to Ecclesiastical Courts.

He also stressed the need for the Christian Law Students to be vocal in condemning the ills that are ravaging the society such as banditry, kidnapping and unnecessary sit-at - home orders.

He commended the National President of the Organisation Miss Lilian Orogwu for execellent  manner she has piloted the affairs of the group.

Earlier, the National President, Miss Lilian Orogwu said the aim of the fellowship is to advance the course of Christianity and win souls for Christ.

She explained that membership was drawn from different institutions across the country and assured that they will continue to make meaningful contribution to the growth and development of the country.

Highpoint of the event was Presentation of award to the Deputy Governor in recognition of his contribution and impact on CLASFON.

This was according to Dr Monday Uzor,
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor.

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