Lagos Plans Justice Reform Summit to Address Challenges

The Lagos State Government has finalized plans to organize a justice reform summit to tackle the challenges facing its justice system.

At a news conference on Monday in Lagos, Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), assured the public of this initiative.

Pedro emphasized that a modern, efficient, agile, responsible, and effective justice system would ensure equitable access to justice, safeguard fundamental rights, protect property and investments, and meet the evolving needs of the populace.

He added that an efficient justice system would enhance investor confidence and stimulate economic growth.

Pedro called on all stakeholders to participate in the summit and contribute to addressing the various challenges hindering effective justice delivery in the state.

“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)

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