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Monday, 17 July 2017

Judicial reforms committee submits report

Justice Walter Onnoghen


The 13-man steering committee recently established by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to review the operations of the country’s judiciary has submitted its report.
According to the statement issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the CJN on Media and Publicity, Awassam Bassey, the committee handed the report to the CJN last Friday.
The Chairman of the Committee and Secretary, Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), Mrs. Bilkisu Bashir, while submitting the report, stated that her committee interacted with several critical stakeholders, including retired Chief Justices of Nigeria, serving and retired Justices as well as Judges, to arrive at resolutions, in line with the terms of reference.
She recalled that the committee was inaugurated on June 5, with a time frame of one month. She, however, noted that to adhere to the given time, not much was done, but believed that it has set pace for subsequent reviews and reforms.
She also observed that there was high intetest in the reforms as everyone wanted to key into programme. She thanked the CJN for the opportunity given to the committee to contribute to the good of Nigerian Judiciary.
In his remarks, the CJN commended the committee for a good job, stressing that their names would be written in gold when the reforms they recommended begin to bear fruits towards making the country’s judiciary the best in the world. Read more
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