- The minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, said Nigeria’s justice sector recorded tremendous success in 2019
- According to him, his ministry’s policies in 2019 have succeeded in deepening Nigeria’s democratic process
- Malami stated that his ministry has been able to fully support the present administration’s anti-corruption crusade
The Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that Nigeria’s justice sector has recorded tremendous success in speedy implementation of justice in 2019.
He stated this on Thursday, January 2 when he appeared on a programme on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
According to him, his ministry’s policies in 2019 have succeeded in deepening Nigeria’s democratic process by pushing for legislation and constitutional amendments.
In the area of institutional support, the AGF said the judicial autonomy at states’ level has succeeded in ensuring efficient and speedy determination of election petitions.
He also noted that judicial amendment that reviewed the nature of cases that could go to Supreme Court has reduced the number of outstanding cases pending adjudication at the apex court.
He said his ministry has been able to fully support the present administration’s anti-corruption crusade by ensuring the recovery of billions of stolen funds to the country.
The justice ministry according to Malami has provided the desired support to security, adding that Nigeria has saved enough money that ordinarily would be spent on security.
He observed that with the proscription of some organisations presumed to be a threat to national security, the ministry has made Nigeria avoid spendings on avoidable security challenges.
Making reference to the recent federal government’s decision of releasing the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Malami assured Nigerians that government will continue to ensure compliance with court orders and upholding the rule of law in 2020 and beyond.
Recently, Malami explained that the release of Dasuki and Sowore from detention was due to the federal government's compassion for the duo.
According to him, the reason for their release owes also to the commitment to the rule of law, obedience to court orders.
He stated that both men had multiple options after the court ruling, either to appeal or review the order.
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