By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said that the Federal Government is working round the clock to ensure that Nigerian legal system reflects nation’s existence in view of dynamism and contemporary realities.
Malami made the disclosure in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu yesterday in Abuja.
The Minister noted that Nigeria’s legislative and legal frameworks evolved and was developed from some inherited laws traced to period of colonialism.
According to him, “generally speaking, we are not only changing/amending the obsolete laws, but coming up with new ones that are dynamic, that can stand the taste of time and that factor in dynamics associated with developments in technology and otherwise.
“We will ensure that all laws that deserve to be reviewed are reviewed”, he said.
It would be recalled on September 10th, 2020 the Minister inaugurated members of the 9th Commission of the Nigerian Law Reform urging them to be guided by the rules and regulations as provided by the Section 2 & 8 (1) of the Act.
While congratulating Nigerian on the occasion of 60th Independence Celebrations, the Minister said the government is committed to the fulfilment of its campaign promises.