Caribbean chief justices visit Nigeria

Chukwumerije Aja, Abuja

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Monday, hosted Chief Justices of four countries from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) namely: Bahamas, Barbados, Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Caribbean Community Chief Justices, who arrived in Abuja, on Sunday will during the period, visit some judiciary installations in the capital city of Nigeria.

This visit, which is the culmination of discussions between the Carribean and Nigerian judiciaries, is aimed at exploring the benefits the Caribbean Community will derive from the adoption   of   the   Nigerian   Case   Management Software (NCMS).

During   their   five   day   official   visit,   the   Chief   Justices   are expected   to   pay   a   courtesy   visit   to  President Muhammad Buhari, in the company of Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

The   delegation will also witness   the   demonstration of this  innovative software and equally sign  a   Memorandum   of Understanding with the National Judicial Council in order to facilitate the licensing of the software for use in their jurisdictions.

It is expected that this visit will further bolster the relations existing between the Nigerian Judiciary and its commonwealth counterparts, which are marked by regular exchange   of   visits   and shared   values   based   upon   the   Rule   of   Law.

Indeed,   such   cordial   relations   provide   a   strong platform for  the   development   of   synergies   that   will   enhance the judiciary and foster principles that are in line with global best practices.

The visit, in all,  offers an opportunity to examine the benefits to Nigeria and what the visiting counties stand to derive by replicating this software, which was developed in conjunction with the National Centre for States Courts (NCSC) and Microsoft Inc., both from the United States of America.