The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariola, has affirmed that there will be no shortcut to justice and fairness in the administration of justice under his watch even as he promised to strengthen the rule of law and protect the judiciary.
He stressed that there is no substitute for the rule of law in any society, and called on everyone, without exception, to do everything that is humane to promote and protect the sanctity of the judiciary.
Justice Ariwola spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at the meeting of the Attorney General of Nigeria, with the theme “Enhancing Synergy between the Federal Government and the State Government on the Administration of Justice in Nigeria.”
“The judiciary under my jurisdiction will not sit on the sidelines and watch the Temple of Justice and the Ministers of Justice be flagrantly chastised and erased in silence,” said IJNet, which is represented by Judge Kuderat Kikiri-Ekun.
He expressed his dissatisfaction with the attacks on some court facilities, and warned that the courts should not be taken for granted.
“I would like to let everyone who cares to listen know that no one, whatever their position in society, should mistake our golden silence for weakness or weakness.
Respect for former judicial officials and courts was better for us.”
Judge Arreola urged prosecutors to take a comprehensive approach to the effective and smooth administration of criminal justice and the implementation of the rule of law.
Likewise, the AGF’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Mallami, called for synergy with state prosecutors to ensure the administration of justice is deepened in the country.
He noted that this can be achieved through strong cooperation between states and the federal government regarding litigation and other means of combating insecurity.
Malamy made the request on Tuesday in Abuja at the Attorney General of Nigeria meeting, with the theme “Enhancing Synergy between the Federal Government and the State Government on the Administration of Justice in Nigeria.”
The AGF stressed that combating insecurity should not be left to the federal government alone, particularly for crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the states.
Malamy noted that they, as senior legal officials, occupy the stakeholder position in the administration of both civil and criminal justice in Nigeria, stressing the need to reduce the culture of mutual mistrust between the federal and state governments, in order to foster and strengthen interdependence. The relationship between the federal government and state governments.
“I also challenge us to focus on identifying areas of peer review and synergies in our legal system in terms of legislation, policies, procedures, capacity building, financing structures or facilities, among others, that can either be replicated or improved upon by all of us,” Malamy said.
The Minister of Justice enumerated other areas of cooperation as “the domestication or review and enforcement of legislation such as the Criminal Justice Administration Act, the Child Rights Act, and sexual and gender-based violence among others.”
“The immediate conference should also give us the opportunity to identify what stage we have been able to cover on reducing sexual and gender-based violence since we made our previous commitments in 2017. 13. In our endeavor to implement reforms in the administration of justice.”
The Chief Prosecutor General, Moyosur Onigbanjo, described the conference as an opportunity to resolve issues between the state and the federation as well as bringing rule of law issues to the fore.
Nigerian Bar Association President Yakubu Maikyaw San also urged prosecutors to strengthen the rule of law in order to prevent society from anarchy.
There will be no shortcut to justice and fairness in the judiciary under my supervision – CJN Ariwoola undertakes