From Eric Ikhilae, Abuja
The continuous reform and revision of the nation’s laws are key measures for the enhancement of access to justice, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami as well as the Chairman of Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC), Prof Jummai Audi, have said.
They spoke in Abuja when Malami inaugurated the ninth commission.
The AGF, who hailed the commission for ensuring that the nation’s laws are in tune with current realities, added that no democratic society can survive without continuous review of its legislation.
“The importance of law reform cannot be over-emphasised because of its relevance to the socio-economic and political development of any nation.
“It is uniformly agreed that law, as an instrument of social engineering, always served as the instrumentality of meaningful reform in any civilised society.
“I wish to appreciate the efforts and determination of the NLRC in achieving its mandate through…