UK to support Nigeria’s judges’ training

UK to support Nigeria’s judges’ training


The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN has received in audience senior judges of British government led by Sir. John Saunders in his office last Tuesday.

According to Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN in a press release issued on Wednesday, the Minister appreciated the effort of the British government towards ensuring effective and efficient justice system in Nigeria.

The AGF told the visiting judge that, “I appreciate your effort towards strengthening justice sector in Nigeria, especially as it affects insurgency”.

“Your visit, I believe is about consolidation of the help and support British government has been giving to Nigeria over time.”

Malami further emphasized that in the fight against insurgency, two things are critical for the success of the judicial determination of terrorism cases.

He enumerated that among the issues are investigation which he explained is expedient for the prosecutor to have cogent and comprehensive facts of the case for investigation.

AGF also added that judicial determination of cases has also been a major impediment in the nation’s judicial process.

He equally expressed belief that the delay in the administration of justice in Nigeria may be because of the complexity of the cases or deficiency in the training of judicial officers.

These dispositions aligned him to the offer made by the British officials to train Nigerian Judicial officers, to grapple with the complexity of terrorism cases and others without compromising speed.

Speaking earlier, the visiting senior British judges lead by Justice Sir. John Saunders, noted that judges are the people to ensure that judicial system works or otherwise.