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President Bola Tinubu calls for significant reforms in Nigeria’s justice sector.

President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has called for reforms to help Nigerians benefit more fully from the justice sector. Tinubu made these remarks on Wednesday in Abuja at the opening of the two-day National Summit on Justice 2024, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Justice in partnership with the European Union, International IDEA, UNICEF, and the UNODC.

Speaking through Vice President Kashim Shettima, Tinubu emphasized that his administration prioritizes improvements in the justice sector. He urged members of the justice sector to align with the renewed hope agenda and committed to enhancing the efficiency of the judiciary.

Tinubu expressed confidence that collaborative efforts between the judiciary and other public institutions could lead to significant progress. He pledged to encourage critical reforms to attract investment and increase accountability, delivery, and public trust.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, highlighted the summit’s potential to improve access to justice. He stressed the importance of tackling corruption, inefficiency, and undue influence to strengthen the justice system and uphold the rule of law.

Ariwoola also noted that comprehensive reforms are necessary to ensure justice is not only delivered but seen as fair and impartial. He praised President Tinubu for his support of the judiciary and expressed readiness to work with the president and the National Assembly to implement needed changes.

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Lateef Fagbemi reiterated his commitment to strengthening the Nigerian justice sector. He noted that the summit’s main goal is to validate and adopt the revised National Policy on Justice 2024-2028, which reflects extensive research and collaboration among key justice sector stakeholders.

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