09 August 2020 VICTORIA ABAH
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has advocated judicial reforms especially, in the appointment of judges in the country.
He stated this at a webinar organised by the Justice Research Institute.
Osinbajo said, perceived lapses in the judiciary and entire democracy should not be entirely blamed on judges, but also politicians and other interest groups, who wanted individuals that would do their biddings appointed as judges.
The Vice President said it was time the elite came together and decided for a truly independent assessment and appointment of judges.
From the Leadership of the National Assembly, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Respresentatives Femi Gbajabiamila, who lamented that the Federal Character no longer guaranteed appointment of quality judges, assured of the National Assembly’s continuous support to the judiciary in the appointment of judges.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko, stressed that he was willing to accept proposals that would reform the judiciary for better performances.
The webinar was also attended by Justice Amina Augie of the Supreme Court, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof. Kanyinsola Ajayi and the Chief Justice of Ghana, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, who was represented by a Justice of the Supreme Court, Samuel Marful-Sau.