NBA, Justice Research Institute, others partner on Justice Sector Summit 2022

LB Correspondent

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has announced that it will hold the Justice Sector Summit 2022 in Abuja on January 25.

The Summit is being organised by the NBA and the Justice Research Institute in collaboration with The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and The Justice Reform.

Themed “Devising Practical Solutions Towards Improved Performance, Enhanced Accountability and Independence in the Justice Sector”, the Summit is scheduled to hold at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.

The event will have Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chief Justice of Nigeria Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as special guests.

Others expected as special guests are Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, and Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

 Hon. Justice Peter Affen, Justice of the Court of Appeal, will be the Keynote Speaker, while the Attorney General of the Federation, the Chief Justice, the Senate President and the NBA President, Olumide Apata, will hold a panel session on “Devising Practical Solutions Towards Improved Performance, Enhanced Accountability and Independence in the Justice Sector”, to be moderated by Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), a former president of the NBA.

The summit aims towards the establishment and maintenance of an effective, fair, humane, accessible and accountable justice sector in Nigeria that enjoys the trust and confidence of citizens and businesses. This is indispensable for upholding the rule of law and is a critical building block for the socio-economic and political development of the nation.

The collaboration comes as an effort to harmonise the various initiatives of different stakeholders towards addressing perceived challenges in the Nigerian justice sector.

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