The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dogban-Mensen has described the new rules of the Court, as innovative, aimed at facilitating speedy and thorough determination of appeals in the Court.
The President of the Court stated this at the 2021 Retreat and Annual Conference of the Court in Abuja, which was held to identify challenges in the Appeal Court and also profer solutions.
The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dogban-Mensen, who explained that the primary focus of the Court, remained the dispensation and administration of Justice, said the unveiled rules would ease Justice delivery.
Justice Dogban-Mensen also stated that the court during the previous legal year had about 26 percent reduction in the number of cases pending compared to last year.
While declaring the conference open, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, stressed that the court of appeal was the link between the lower and upper Court, urging all sectors to offer the needed cooperation to the appellate court.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said the Federal Government was committed towards ensuring that the judiciary received the needed support in performing its functions judiciously.
There was a minute silence in honour of the Justices who died during the year.
By Victoria Abah.