The Federal Government Tuesday declared that the achievements recorded in the Justice sector was worth relishing, saying it has expounded the legal jurisprudence.
Speaking at the day two of the body of Attorneys General conference held in Abuja, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN stated that the Judiciary has recorded modest gains in terms of law reforms through legislations and judicial decisions.
Malami who praised the AGs from the 36 states of the Federation added: “With dedicated public servants and some of the best legal minds present here in this room. I can say with all sense of responsibility, that we have strived within humanly possible limits to discharged meritoriously the onus and duties of the position of leadership which providence bestowed on us as Attorneys-General,”
“We have been able to guide our principals and shape public governance towards advancing the course of justice, rule of law and deepening our democratic practices. Over the years,
Accordingly, the AGF noted that over time salient issues which includes payment of pension for judicial officers, sharing of Stamp Duties collections, Value Added Tax, NFIU Guidelines, regulation of the mining and gaming industry and other issues relating to policing and security have been addressed and will continue to get government attention.
Other areas of mutual evaluation and collaboration mentioned are combating and prosecution of terrorism and other violent crimes.
Making a remarks, the President Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, SAN described the legal body as the bedrock of nation’s existence, charging stakeholders to continue to extend their dexterity and sagacity for a better Judiciary sector.
In a short speech, Mr Emeka Ngige, SAN observed that the future of legal education has become a topical issue, saying all stakeholder including NBA must come together, raise the standard and salvage the situation.