The 59th Episode of the SERVICOM Help Desk Radio Programme held on the 19th March 2019 and featured representatives of the Legal Aid Council (LACON).
The National Coordinator/Chief Executive of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli thanked the Ordinary president and said all the sermons he starts the programme with are of huge importance and should be embraced by all.
The Public Awareness Manager Ms. Patience Musa equally appreciated the Brekete family platform saying that SERVICOM has enjoyed increased visibility through the programme and has successfully engaged service providers with service takers for resolution of complaints.
On the issue of non–Release of result for Mis Blessing Onu by the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, the Awareness Manager said a feedback would be given to the Brekete Family as soon as on official response was received from the National Board for technical Education.
Barrister Bamidele IbIkunle said Legal Aid Council was set up by the government in 1976 to assist indigent people and those not earning up to minimum wage as well as the aged and prison inmates to access legal services..
Mr. Victor Labesa, Deputy Director Civil Justice, said LACON has over 60 Offices in all states including the Federal Capital Territory, 6 Zonal Offices and Legal Aid Centres in some local government areas, he encouraged people to walk into any of their offices and narrate their problems so that they can be guided on how to apply for free services of the Council.
“The Courts refer cases to us, we go to Prisons to find persons without lawyers, we register their names and handle their cases, we station lawyers at Police stations to assist people and the police also brings to us those who need lawyers and we help such people”, Mr. Labesa said.
According to Barrister Bamidele, a lot of pro-active steps have been introduced by the new Director General of the Council for effective service delivery, such as working to help inmates of Kuje prison to access legal services, for prison decongestion. He said over 1000 cases have been received between January and February this year.