Nov 28, 2021

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We Must Urgently Address Slow Judicial Process, Osinbajo Declares, Gives Reasons

  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerians have a lot to gain by tackling the slow legal process
  • Osinbajo did so on Friday November , announced 19, in Lagos, during the WOC Justice Summit 2.O, organized by Wole Olanipekun & Co.
  • The Vice President described Olanipekun as an outstanding spirit in the legal profession across the board Country

Lagos – Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has explained why the federal government is tackling the delays holistically must go to court in the jurisdiction in the country.

Osinbajo stressed that the slow process of jurisdiction in the country urgently needs to be addressed.

The event coincides with the celebrations for the 70th birthday of Wole Olanipekun, SAN.

In a goodwill bo tschaft described Osinbajo Olanipekun as one of the outstanding figures in the legal profession.

The vice president stated that in one way or another, Olanipekun had influenced the lives of many, especially the less privileged.

He said:

“I thank God that today’s honor does not take place at his memorial service.”

Osinbajo said that many of the conversations he had with Olanipekun were mostly about the integrity of the legal profession and the integrity of the actors in the legal profession.

At the Event said the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, said Chief Olanipekun, is a rule of law advocate who followed every case he handled to a logical conclusion.

CJN was represented by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola

He said, O Lanipekun was a man with a big heart, enough to accommodate people from all walks of life, and called him a dogged fighter of what he believed.

Muhammad said:

“It is not the number of years he has spent in the legal profession that sets him apart, but a simple display of the talents bestowed on him by God.”

In In his keynote address, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, speaking on the subject of the summit, said that strict adherence to the rule of law and accountability should be the motto of every judicial officer.

He said:

“If you look at the World Judicial Law Index, Nigeria ranks 108th out of 128 countries. Despite laudable reform efforts at federal and state level, the country’s judicial system continues to face numerous challenges.

“Considerable hardship and fears are still the order of the day in Nigeria’s judicial sector. It is noticeable that we operate a sector that is well networked on paper, but in reality is not connected. In order to give legitimacy to justice, accountability for the actions of every single actor within the sector is vital. ”

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in His message of goodwill said Olanipekun had contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian legal profession. elected works.

Governor Sanwo-Olu greets Wole Olanipekun

Governor Sanwo-Olu commented:

“On this occasion yours Platinum anniversary, it’s a time to reflect and celebrate your good health. We look forward to you. Your contribution to the legal profession is outstanding in the many cases you have handled and won. You are worthy of imitation. Thank God it is not a celebration of life, but a celebration in its time. “

Appointment of judges

A human rights lawyer from Lagos, Femi Falana (SAN) spoke about the political influence on the appointment of a judge in Nigeria.

Falana called for a National Judicial Council (NJC) to be headed by a retired Chief Justice of the Federation and not an Acting Chief Justice.

He said that an Acting Chief Justice would have a lot of work to do, adding that the recommendation of the governors those to be judged should be investigated.

Falana said:

“We have to go back to where we started the narrative change and the kind of judicial system we actually want.

“If we have to have a judiciary, for Chief Olanipekun advocates, we have to go back to the drawing board and withdraw our justice from politics Level up to work together to achieve “the justice of our dreams.”

He also noted that the ordinary court has been completely abandoned, adding that ordinary courts are courts who handled most cases of the poor.

In his speech, Borno State Chief Justice Judge Kashim Zannah spoke about anchoring integrity and technology in the judiciary. < / p>

According to Zannah, integrity and technology are two main themes that stand out in reforming the justice sector, saying that without integrity everything else becomes worthless.

Zannah said efforts had been made to be immune to judges to ensure integrity was maintained.

He said:

“So far the judiciary has been perceived as unintegrated, and this is it It’s as bad as when justice isn’t there. The issue of integrity concerns other nations of the world as well, as I found out at a United Nations summit I attended.

“However, the training of judicial officers was advocated. Among other things, it is mandatory for law enforcement officers in my state to conduct integrity tests. “

Stakeholders exchange insights at the Wole Olanipekun and Co WOC Justice Summit

It was reported that Bode Olanipekun (SAN), the managing partner of Wole Olanipekun & Co, announced this at a press conference in Ikoyi on Tuesday November 9th in Lagos.

He said the summit would bring all stakeholders together to share knowledge and broaden the mindsets needed to grow the sector.