Malami wants judiciary to be more transparent over budgetary allocations

Malami wants judiciary to be more transparent over budgetary allocations

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN has urged the judiciary to be more transparent in the utilisation of budgetary allocation on its financial expenses.

Malami made the call on Tuesday, January 25, in Abuja at the opening of the Justice Sector Summit 2022 with the theme “Devising Practical Solutions Towards Improved Performance, Enhanced Accountability, and Independence in the Justice Sector”.

Malami maintained that there is the need for the judiciary sector to “open its own book”; the same way and manner the legislature and executive subject themselves to scrutiny.

He also urged the judiciary to live up to its responsibility; and support initiatives that will bring the desired result; in the administration of justice in the country.

On the appointment of the Judges, Malami said, the extant Nigerian laws made the criteria for such appointment very clear.

He said to enhance the quality of the system, there has to be accommodation of merits for consideration; as the basis for appointment as against certain standards.

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1st News reports that the NBA Justice Sector Summit is being organised with the partnership of the Justice Research Institute; in collaboration with The Konrad Adenauer Foundation; the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and The Justice Reform.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 25, inaugurated National Policy on 5G for Nigeria’s Digital Economy; directing all the security institutions to immediately leverage Fifth Generation (5G) technology; when deployed, to enhance security in the country.

1st News reports that the 5G technology was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Sept. 8, 2021; following a robust debate.

Inaugurating the technology, President Buhari said the Federal Government would take full advantage of the opportunities; that 5G provides for the economy, security, and well-being of the nation.

He also allayed fears over the health safety of 5G; affirming that such issues had been ”effectively addressed” in developing a Policy that suits the country.

On the benefits of 5G technologies, President Buhari noted it could support virtually every sector of the economy; including enhanced connectivity; improved healthcare; support for education while fostering smart cities; and boosting agriculture, among other advantages.

 

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