Nigerian courts lack basic working tools, says NBA President

Ex-NBA President, Okey Wali

The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Okey Wali, has called for the use of automated recording system in courts to enhance speedy dispensation of justice.

Mr. Wali, who made the call in Abuja on Thursday, said that Nigerian courts did not belong to the present dispensation technologically.

He reiterated the need for the judiciary to improve on court processes in order to meet up with the increasing number of court cases in the country.

The NBA president pointed out that the use of automated recording system would assist in the quick dispensation of justice.

He said, “Our courts technologically speaking do not belong to this century and our judges cannot do much in this circumstance.

“We do not have the facilities in the courts, so you have a situation where in 2013 our judges still take down notes in long hands and that is horrible.

“If you go outside this clime and you watch court proceedings, you would discover that the whole thing is being recorded. We have to technologically update our courts. There must be automated recording system in the courts.”

Mr. Wali asked relevant authorities to quickly equip Nigerian courts to meet global standards.


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