The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has said that there will be no shortcut to equity and fairness in the dispensation of justice under his watch even as he promised to promote the rule of law and protect the Judiciary.
He emphasized that there is no substitute to the rule of law in any society and called on all and sundry to do everything humanly possible to promote and protect the sanctity of the judiciary.
Justice Ariwoola spoke at the meeting of the Body of Attorneys General in Nigeria with the theme ‘”Enhancing synergy between the Federal and States Government on the Administration of Justice in Nigeria.”
The CJN represented by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun said the Judiciary under his watch will not sit by the sidelines and watch the temple of Justice and ministers of Justice being flagrantly chastised and wiped into silence .
He expressed dissatisfaction with attacks on some courts’ facilities and warned that the courts should not be taken for granted.
Justice Ariwoola urged the Attorneys General to take a comprehensive approach to the effective and seamless administration of criminal justice and the implementation of the rule of law.
Similarly, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has advocated for synergy with Attorneys General in States to ensure deepening of administration of justice in the country.
This, he noted can be achieved through robust collaboration between States and the Federal Government in terms of prosecution and other means of combating insecurity.
The Justice Minister enumerated other areas of collaboration as the domestication or review and enforcement of legislations such as the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, Child Rights Act, Sexual and Gender Based Violence among others. DAILY POST