President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the judiciary to devise and deploy stringent measures against lawyers, who in the cause of servicing their clients employ all kinds of delay tactics thereby hindering the speedy dispensation of justice in the country.
President Buhari predicated the call on the need to make the justice sector more efficient and effective as to preserve the nation’s democracy as well as attract foreign investment.
He said this yesterday, while declaring open the 2021 All Nigeria Judges’ Conference of the Superior Courts.
Buhari, who was represented by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo at the event, expressed concern over the impact of delays in the administration of the justice system as well as the image of the judiciary and by extension the country.
He appreciated the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Ibrahim Muhammad for the proactive measures taken in tackling the menace of conflicting court orders by courts of coordinate jurisdiction and efforts at revolutionizing the process of selection and appointment of judges.