Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has reiterated his administration’s commitment to establishing robust mechanisms that will expedite and streamline access to justice within the state.
He stressed the need for legal professionals to steer the nation towards progress and development.
He stated this in a presentation at the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja.
The Governor, while emphasising the theme of the conference, “Getting it Right and Charting the Course for Nigeria’s Nation Building”, noted that the key drivers of effective justice access are the human elements within the justice system, from those who administer justice to those who oversee justice institutions.
He said that his administration had taken decisive action by enacting the Law Reform Commission bill as its inaugural legislative act, aiming to facilitate fair access to justice across Plateau State.
“Our country faces multifaceted crises, and we must take stock, introspect, and redefine our position within the global community.
“The world has long anticipated Nigeria’s rise to leadership, particularly within the African continent”, he maintained.
He further emphasised that access to justice plays a pivotal role in resolving crises and combating the pervasive corruption that has hindered both the nation and Plateau State.
He said he has the vision for Plateau State to be a front-runner in implementing progressive reforms in the justice system in the years ahead.
In his remarks, President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, expressed gratitude for Governor Mutfwang’s presence at the conference.
He commended the Governor for his thought-provoking presentation, which contributed substantially to the discourse on justice system reform.