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.