Justice reform parley holds in Abuja

Peter Bahago, Abuja

A two-day summit aimed at adopting a draft National Policy to define Nigeria’s political philosophy with respect to justice delivery has opened in Abuja.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami said that the needs of the summit arose due to the absence of a policy that addresses the imperative of building consensus among justice sector institutions and practitioners.
 
Building public confidence
“The purpose of the summit is to address various challenges confronting the sector and build public confidence in the Justice system,”
Mr Malami said.
The Minister explained that the policy was expected to set out a common vision and provide the guidelines for promoting an effective  administration of justice, guarantee the freedom of the people and propel the socio-economic development of the nation.
Participants are expected to make inputs that would enrich its content and promote national acceptance in its implementation” he added.
The Solicitor General of the Federation, Mr Taiwo Abidogun represented Mr Abubakar Malami at the event.
The Chairman of the Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee, Mr Abidogun Taiwo said that the policy would provide the needed guidance for all justice sector and institutions in the discharge of their duties.
The summit organised by the Ministry of justice will end on August 10, 2017.
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