Nigeria’s Chief Justice inaugurates committee on judiciary reforms

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Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onoghen, has set up a committee to undertake the reform of the countrys’ judiciary.

The steering committee, headed by the secretary of the National Judicial Commission, Mrs Bilikisu Bashir, is given a month to submit its report.

Inaugurating the committee in Abuja, the nation’s Chief Justice said there is the urgent need for a holistic review of the operations of the judiciary.

He mandated the committee to call for memorandum from the former chief justices of nigeria, president of the court of appeal, chief registrars and other major stakeholders.

“You will agree with me that over time, the Judiciary, due to its conservative nature had stagnated in its operations while the other arms of government have continued to undergo reforms. It is now more urgent than ever to undertake a holistic reform of the Judiciary,” Onnoghen said.

The committee’s terms of reference include carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the administrative structure and operations of the three arms of the government with a view to exploring areas of comparative advantage and mutual cooperation.

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