Nigerian Justice System Requires Urgent Need Of Reforms- Osinbajo
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has said that it will take synergy among the executive, the legislature and the judiciary arms of government to give the country a befitting justice system.
Osinbajo, who said the nation’s administration of justice urgently required reform, said such collaboration was already in the works.
He dropped this hint yesterday at the virtual edition of the Wole Olanipekun & Co (WOC) Justice Summit.
The summit themed ‘Developing an Institutional Concept of Justice in Nigeria’ featured prominent speakers including, the convener, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN; Prof. Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN; Mr Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN; notable economist, Prof. Pat Utomi; and a prominent lawyer from the UK, Brie Stevens-Hoare, QC, among others.
The vice president said it was important for the leadership of the legal profession, the executive, the judiciary and the legislature, to sit together and critically examine the justice system.
Osinbajo said the collaboration “to get the reform going should also include states. Working together with the sub-nationals and the federal government and their judiciaries, we can make a fundamental change.
“This is obviously a matter that we must take seriously and address, not just as professionals but we must involve all the arms of government.”
He said that the reform of the justice system could not be done by one arm of government alone. (By Daily Trust)