A legal practitioner, Mr Chukwuma Ezeala, has joined in the call for the reform of the Nigerian judiciary as well as highlighted key aspects that need to be improved in the sector.
Ezeala who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme Sunrise Daily, believes that the wrought in the system needs to be addressed.
He also believes that the 100 billion Naira budget for the sector in the 2017 budget is coming at the right time as the sector needs to move to the next level.
“Considering the problems we have in the Judiciary, considering the constant demand for funding, it will certainly make a little difference but I think we should do more.
Outlining some of the outstanding requirements of the Judiciary, he said: “we have a lot of challenges today, we have a lot of people being taken to the judiciary, we need to appoint more judges, we need to improve the court rooms.
According to him, “when you get into the court, you see that a lot of people are hanging outside.
“We need more court rooms, more buildings for the courts, we need to make them a bit more comfortable.
“If we are fighting corruption, where would we start, if not making that area a bit more comfortable, more friendly.
Pointing out the fact that Judges are still writing in long hand, Ezeala stressed the need to employ more people.
He also believes that another problem which might hinder the speedy development of the sector is how much would actually be released.
“You know the performance of our budget depends on how much they are ready to release,” Ezeala posited.