The Supreme Court says from July 16, 2018, it will phase out manual forms of serving court processes in all cases before it and commence serving processes by electronic means on all matters. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, said this on Friday in Abuja at the formal presentation of the ‘newly retrofitted court and legal mail’ at the Supreme Court.
He asked all judges and lawyers to subscribe to and acquire the legal mail, pledging to have the system replicated in all courts in the nearest future. The system according to the CJN has become imperative to speed up justice delivery in the country. President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Abubakar Mahmoud, also believes that the policy is overdue and critical in moving the justice sector forward.
“The email system will undoubtedly easy communication between the court and the bar. It will reduce paperwork, speed up the court process and thereby improve the administration of justice,” he siad.