Judicial Reforms in Nigeria: Task Before Justice Ariwoola, Acting CJN
Indeed, the Nigerian judiciary system is in dare need of reforms. The welfare of judges, administration of justice and poor working environment are top on the list for legal professionals.
With the controversial resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammdu on health grounds, the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ariwoolo in acting capacity has undaunted task of reforming the judicial process and system in the coming days.
The issue of corruption amongst judicial officers have been on the front burner that needs to be addressed headlong with Justice Ariwoola on the saddle at the Supreme Court.
Lawyers in Nigeria are eager to see these changes in the shortest possible time. One such lawyer is Jibrin Okutekpe, a senior advocate of Nigeria.
Speaking on a live interview program on Channels Television few hours after the swearing-in of Justice Ariwoola, the senior lawyer outlined areas that needs urgent reforms.
Okutekpe expressed worry over issues bedevilling the legal profession both at the bar and bench in the country. You can watch the full interview here.
The supreme court is the highest office in the judiciary. The third arm of government that interprets the laws of the land. Therefore, the occupant of the office of Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN must provide leadership to rewrite the wrongs in the justice system at this critical time of our democratic experience.
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