Chief Justice of Nigeria inaugurates 13-man judiciary reform committee

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has inaugurated a 13-man steering committee on judiciary reform.
The committee headed by the Secretary of the National Judicial Service Commission, Mrs. Bilkisu Bashir, was tasked “to coordinate a comprehensive reform of the country’s judiciary.”
Justice Onnoghen mandated the committee to call for memoranda from former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Presidents of the Court of Appeal, Chief Registrars, “and other stakeholders on the way forward.”
The CJN observed that the judiciary had been stagnated for years while the other arms of government continue to undergo reforms.