CJN Highlights Areas of Necessary Training of Nigerian Judges for US Officials

the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has called for capacity building for Nigerian judges in some emerging crime areas. Mohammed said this while receiving some US officials led by the country’s ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, according to a statement from CJN spokesman Ahuraka Yusuf Isah on Saturday. Mohammad said Nigerian judges needed training in areas that were becoming challenging due to a lack of technological savvy and technical talent and ability. Some of these areas, according to the CJN, are block technology and online dispute resolution as it affects e-commerce. “Judges in the country require training in block technology and online dispute resolution as it affects e-commerce, which is becoming challenging due to lack of knowledge of the technology and technical skills and capabilities,” Mr. Mohammad said. The statement also said that Muhammad specifically requested workshops for judicial officials on Copyright Law in the new digital environment and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in intellectual property disputes. “Capacity building for our judicial officers is our priority, while capacity building for our research assistants and other National Judicial Institute staff, who fully participate in these training programs, is also very important,” said the Mr Muhammad. like saying He told his visitors that the Nigerian judiciary was open to initiatives aimed at improving and strengthening the capacity of judicial officers in handling cases on the emerging crime trend in the country. The statement quoted Muhammad highlighting some emerging crimes that Nigerian judges need training on to include cybercrime, cross-jurisdictional infringement of intellectual property rights, and cases related to cybersecurity and espionage. ”Your Excellency, without taking the cat out of the bag, I want to assure you that our doors are always open to receive proposals that are beneficial for the development of the Rule of Law and the comprehensive growth of the Judiciary in this country. “The National Institute of the Judiciary will never cease in its efforts to serve as the main axis of judicial activity on issues related to the promotion of efficiency, uniformity and improvement of the quality of judicial services in our courts,” said the CJN. Answer In response, Ms. Leonard said the courtesy was an opportunity to encourage the Nigerian Judiciary to continue to collaborate with the United States Mission, including raising the profile of intellectual property (IP) protection essential to Nigerian development and international partnerships. United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard [PHOTO: usembassy.gov]She said that “the United States is looking to increase its participation in capacity building on cybersecurity issues.” He added that his country was interested in continuing collaboration with the judiciary and the courts through its International Law Enforcement and Narcotics Bureau (INL) and the Overseas Prosecutors Development, Assistance and Training Office ( OPDAT). Ms. Leonard hinted that the United States was exploring how best to support Nigeria’s judicial processes during the 2023 elections. The Supreme Court judges who joined the CJN to receive the US delegation were: Olukayode Ariwoola, John Okoro, Amina Adamu Augie, Ejembi Eko, Uwani Abba-Aji, MLGarba, Helen Ogunwumiju, Abdu Aboki, Adamu Jauro and Emmanuel Agim. Others were NJI Administrator Salisu Garba Abdullahi; the president of the National Labor Court, Benedict Kanyip; the secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Ahmed Gambo Sale; NJI Secretary Abubakar Maidama and Acting Chief Secretary of the Supreme Court Hajio Sarki Bello. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; CJN Highlights Areas of Necessary Training of Nigerian Judges for US Officials