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Nigeria courts lack basic working tools – NBA

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

Wali, who made the call in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria 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.

“There must be a way that the judge doesn’t have to take down notes in long hands.”

Wali called for prompt attention with regards to the equipping of courts to meet up with present trends.

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