Malami declares Journey to reform Judiciary, improve Rule Law
The Honourable Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Malami Abubakar recently avowed his commitment to improve the Rule of Law, Enforcement and Compliance.
He affirmed this at the reception organised in his honour by the Ministry as he was re-appointed Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice by President Mohammudu Buhari.
According to him, Nigeria had been infected with undesirable crisis that is threatening to divide the country as some group are calling for Separation while others Restructuring. He attributed such calls to the long years of failure of the justice system which has created a very vulnerable political environment, such as lack of compliance with rule of law, low capacity to enforce laws, lack of patriotism, delayed justice that lead to congestion in prisons, corruption etc.
“May I inform you that the major reason for the seeming failure of our system is the structural defects of our constitution and laws, non-adherence to laws, institutional failure of enforcements and dyfunctionality of our judicial system which only judicial reforms can reverse if we must exist as a nation?”
He stressed further, “Society where laws are observed in breach than in observance, such a society will automatically degenerate to Hobbesian state of nature when life was brutish, whimsical and short “. He prayed such would not b