Over ten thousand judiciary staff and judges from across Nigeria are expected in Osogbo from the 28th of October for this year’s Chief Justice of Nigeria Sports Competition, featuring over 12 events.
The yearly competition, which is being organised by the National Sports Association for Judiciary (NASAJ) will formally be declared opened on the 28th of October, 2023 by the his Excellency, the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The Organisers, National Sports Association for Judiciary (NASAJ) have promised an exciting and fun filled games, having received the full support of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Kayode Ariwoola (GCON).
Athletes are expected to compete in 18 scoring events and four demonstration games. Defending Champions, Supreme Court of Nigeria will be aiming to defend its title, after the team was sent forth by the court Registrar, Hajo Sarki Bello, Esq, who urged the team to make sure they retain their title and compete with the spirit of sportsmanship.
Also National Judiciary Institute will be aiming to make a good outing in this year’s edition, according to the team Manager, Mr. Suleiman Musa Suleiman, who told the Judiciary game Media that they are fully ready to do better this year.
According to Pastor Faith Udochukwu Emmanuel, the Media Consultant to the Association, there would be roadshow across the city to create awareness, a day before the opening ceremony of the competition, to drum support from the residents of Osogbo. There would also be an Unveiling of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Competition trophy by the Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo and other principal staff of the State judiciary at State High Court Osogbo on the 27th of October.
The President of NASAJ, Mr. Emeka Ndilli has promised to stage a hitch-free games, as all necessary steps has been put in place due to the support received from the Government and people of Osun State, particularly from his Excellency the Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
The Association, most importantly has also ensured that only eligible athletes will participate in the Championship. The tournament will be hosted in the State for the first time since it’s inception twenty-nine years ago and Osun State being the second State in the entire South-West to host the competition.