Nigeria: Manual Exchange of Court Processes Will Be Phased Out Soon – CJN

Nigeria: Manual Exchange of Court Processes Will Be Phased Out Soon – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammad has said the manual exchange of processes in Nigerian courts will soon be phased out.

The CJN, at a virtual National Workshop for Information and Communication Technology Staff, organised by the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja, said the electronic exchange of court process will ensure effective communication of court records and processes.

The CJN said it’s the duty of the ICT staff to keep confidentiality of court records and processes, adding that any breach of the duty will attract severe consequence.

He said, “In an effort to consolidate the transition to automated justice system spearheaded by JITPO-COM, the judiciary has now stepped up its drive to roll-out technologies namely legal mail and Nigeria Case Management System (NCMS), to every level of our courts and courts services”.

“To achieve this, we have deployed these technologies to enhance an efficient justice system that works for all. Legal Mail now serves as a new means of communication between judges, court staff and lawyers”.

“This will ensure effective communication of Court records and processes. To this end, the manual exchange of court processes would soon be phased out. I therefore implore you to key into this painstaking drive of the new normal in order to attain a reliable, efficient and accessible justice system”.

“Distinguished participants, while you provide first line support to the administration of justice, your duty to keep confidentiality of court records and processes is sacrosanct as breach of this duty attracts severe consequence. You should therefore uphold the trust as is required of your office”.