Osinbajo declares 2021 All Nigeria Judges Conference open

Osinbajo declares 2021 All Nigeria Judges Conference open

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday formally declared the 2021 Biennial All Nigeria Judges Conference, open.

He did this on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on an official trip to South Africa,.

The Vice president noted that it was pleasing to see how lessons learned during this difficult period of the pandemic have provided measures for achieving the goals of speedy dispensation of justice in the country through the dual-track of removing administrative bottlenecks in the judicial process and adopting modern time-saving technology.

“From the Practice Directions that were issued by several courts for remote hearing of cases, to the electronic filing of court processes, service of hearing notices via email addresses and mobile phone numbers of counsel, and e-payment of filing fees; these innovative approaches have, in addition to ensuring compliance with the Covid-19 Protocols, ensured that the wheel of justice continued to move unhindered. I look forward to the universal application of these approaches across the country.”

While noting that the President Buhari administration remains committed towards supportive measures including but not limited to the development of strategic infrastructure that will provide ease in case management, he added that it aimed to enhance the welfare of judicial officers.

“These measures are aimed at standardising our courts, safeguarding the integrity of the judiciary, and attracting the best of legal minds to the bench, especially as the Judiciary remains the last hope of the common man,” he added.

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