Lagos plans justice reform summit to address challenges

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By Adenike Ayodele

Lagos State Government has concluded plans to organise a justice reform summit to address challenges facing its justice system.

Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), gave the assurance at a news conference on Monday in Lagos.

Pedro said that an efficient, modern, agile, responsible and effective justice system would ensure equitable access to justice, safeguard fundamental rights, protect property and investment while meeting evolving needs of the people.

He added that an efficient justice system would boost investor confidence and grow the economy.

He urged all stakeholders to participate in the summit and contribute their quotas to enable the state’s justice sector to address various challenges to effective justice delivery.

“The summit shall be appraising the causes and consequences of delays in the justice system, exploring innovative strategies to expedite legal processes, fostering collaboration among justice sector owners and rebuilding public and investor confidence in the administration of justice.

“The event will feature judges, scholars members of the Nigerian Bar Association – both inner and outer bar – the police, correctional officers, lawmakers, private sector representatives and others.

“We will engage in constructive dialogue to evaluate our past, assess our present and chart the course for the future,” he said.

According to him, the chief justice of Nigeria, chief judge of Lagos State, attorney-general of the Federation and Lagos State governor are among the dignitaries to participate at the summit. (NAN)

Edited by Ijeoma Popoola

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