Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has restated the administration’s intention to create effective measures to speed up and simplify the judicial process in the state.
The importance of lawyers in guiding the country forward was emphasized.
He made this claim at a talk he gave at the NBA’s annual conference in Abuja.
The Governor, highlighting the conference’s theme of “Getting it Right and Charting the Course for Nigeria’s Nation Building,” remarked that the human components of the justice system—from those who administer justice to those who oversee justice institutions—are the primary drivers of effective justice access.
According to him, the Law Reform Commission law was the first legislative act of his government, and its stated goal is to ensure that everyone in Plateau State has equal access to justice.
Our nation is facing a confluence of challenges that need us to take stock, look inside, and rethink our place in the world.
He insisted that the international community had waited a long time for Nigeria to assume a leadership role, particularly on the African continent.
Additionally, he emphasized the importance of access to justice in resolving disputes and fighting the rampant corruption that has plagued both the nation and Plateau State.
He expressed a desire for Plateau State to be a leader in the next years in introducing innovative changes to the state’s judicial system.
Governor Mutfwang was applauded for attending the conference by Nigerian Bar Association President Yakubu Maikyau.
He said the Governor’s speech had been very insightful and had added a lot to the conversation on how to improve the justice system.