Tinubu To Judiciary: Provide A Working Justice System In Nigeria

Apr 29, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

President Bola Tinubu has urged the judiciary to undergo reforms aimed at establishing a functional justice system that supports Nigeria’s burgeoning economy, upholds individuals’ basic rights, and ensures security and justice for all citizens.

Speaking at the National Summit on Justice, 2024, held at the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja, President Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, stressed the importance of governmental institutions, including the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary, collaborating to address Nigeria’s challenges and propose solutions.

He emphasized the need for the judiciary to align its activities with his administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda, focusing on inclusivity, fairness, rule of law, and anti-corruption measures.

President Tinubu highlighted his administration’s commitment to impartiality and constitutional principles, citing increased funding for the judiciary, expansion of the Supreme Court bench, and salary increments for judges as notable achievements.

However, he emphasized the urgent need for a justice system capable of supporting economic growth, safeguarding human and political rights, and effectively delivering justice.

In response, Vice President Shettima reiterated the government’s determination to implement policies and promises for national renewal through legal frameworks and justice.

Senate President Godswill Akpabio commended stakeholders’ commitment to building a consensus for a robust judicial system and pledged legislative support for the summit’s outcomes.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, stressed the necessity of holistic reforms in meeting public expectations, acknowledging the support of the Tinubu administration in enhancing judicial welfare and operational efficiency.

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