Delta State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo, has harped on the need for staff and counsels in the state Ministry of Justice to be equipped with the requisite skills to discharge their duties effectively.

Mr. Bozimo stated this in the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba during a practical training series on Cross Examination.

He said that state counsels should be very professional in their approaches in court and shun aggressive tendencies in court, adding that being in such mood would alienate the judge on decision making.

Mr. Bozimo, who was the resource person, noted that the training was to ensure that staff and state counsels in the ministry were exposed to relevant tips that could enable them serve the state government and people of the state well.

He said the primary functions of the ministry included being public prosecutor and legal adviser to the state government, adding that the ministry would perform optimally only if the state counsels were aware of what they needed to know.

Mr. Bozimo stated that the ministry under his watch had identified series of key areas that they should be trained on, stressing that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had made it mandatory for lawyers to continue to receive legal education at all times.

The Delta AG said that the administration of Criminal Justice Law, Administration of Civil Justice Law and Arbitration Law had provided the needed framework for legal officers to perform effectively and efficiently.

Some of the participants, including a deputy director in the Department of Public Prosecution, Mr. Ogheneovo Anthony Orhororho, and Mrs. Okeh Enyosu, said in an interview that the training was timely, noting that it would assist them in the discharge of their assignments.

While commending the Attorney-General for equipping them with skills and knowledge to deliver their job in line with the expectations of the state government and the public, Mr. Orhororho described Mr. Bozimo as a pragmatic, dynamic and well-equipped legal expert.