Nigerian laws have outlived their usefulness – Musdapher

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Dahiru Musdapher, has said that Nigerian laws, which were made by the colonialists, have outlived their usefulness.
The former CJN therefore called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to ensure the tinkering of the nation’s laws, especially the penal and criminal codes, to meet up with present realities.
He made the call during the presentation of a paper while declaring open the 7th Section on Legal Practice organised by the NBA with the theme: ‘Justice Delivery: The Challenges and Opportunities for Stakeholders,’ held in Makurdi on Monday.
Musdapher who observed that Nigerian laws “have outlived their colonial usefulness,” urged the NBA to use the conference to look at the nation’s extant laws and fashion out ways of reviewing them.
He lamented the poor English spoken by lawyers in court even as he wondered how a lawyer who cannot express himself well in English would successfully prosecute a case.
In his remarks at the occasion, Benue state governor, Gabriel Suswam advised lawyers to work towards speedy dispensation of justice.

Daily Independent
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