Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
The 22nd edition of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Games kicks off in Lokoja, Kogi State capital following the unveiling of the tournament trophy wednesday.
The CJN, Justice Mohammed Mamoud, who unveiled the trophy at the Kogi State High Court, assured the organisers of the support of the judiciary.
The CJN who was represented by Justice Suleiman Galadima said the bench was happy to host the tournament in the state because it has one of the best judiciary in the country.
He noted that the judiciary in the state was scandal free, saying he was convinced that the tournament would be hitch free.
Mamoud also noted that the preparation put into the competition by the state government would make it to be one of the best organised in the history of the competition.
The Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, said the tournament would further strengthen the oneness of the judiciary in the country.
Ajana, who spoke through Justice Henry Olusuyi, said stars would emerge from the competition.
According to him, the tournament which formed part of recreational opportunities for the bench would also foster unity among the judiciary.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Arome Adoji, said the state was ready for the competition, adding that adequate security measures had been made for the participants.