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The words of the then Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the public hearing of the bill for the enactment of the administration of Criminal Justice Bill vividly captures the need for continuous judicial reform of any nation.
“….human society is dynamic; the system of administration of justice cannot be static but must be improved to create more effective and efficient mechanisms, procedures and institutions for dealing with the new realities and challenges in the society. This is because it is impossible to have a sound economy without a solid foundation of good laws that can curb anti-social behaviours and other disruptive tendencies. As we develop plans and strategies for the economic and other forms of reforms, we also need to develop plans and programs for creating sound laws and procedural systems consistent with our commitment to our legislative agenda.”
From: Presentation at the Nigerian Bar Association Annual general conference, Abuja 2015 on Current Developments in Judicial Reforms in Nigeria by Obi Okwusogu, S.A.N, Fciarb