The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Justice Tanko Muhammad has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Judiciary to the development of telecommunications sector.
Declaring the 2021 NCC Annual Workshop for Judges open recently, Tanko who was represented by Justice John Okoro, explained that the judiciary would spare no efforts in ensuring transparent and speedy dispensation of justice.
The CJN expressed confidence that the forum would further equip Judicial Officers with the legal and technical skills required for adjudicating disputes in the communication sector.
“This workshop essentially avails the participants an opportunity to rub minds on current challenges confronting the telecom sector.
“I have no doubt that this forum will further equip Judicial Officers with the legal and technical skills required for adjudicating disputes in this special area of the law, and in so doing, keep them abreast of global best practices.
“I must commend the Nigerian Communications Commission for rising up to the occasion in its bid to protect consumers from unfair practices by service providers.
“The Judiciary on its part will not rest on its oars, as we will continue to interpret the relevant laws in line with extant provisions of the Law.
“Let me assure you that the Nigerian Judiciary is committed to the development of the telecommunications sector and will spare no effort in ensuring transparent and speedy dispensation of justice.
“In this light, investors and stakeholders in the sector will be assured that their assets and investments are secured.”
Also speaking at the event, Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in his welcome address said the event would equip the Judges with practical insights into emerging issues in the field of telecommunications.
“The aim of this forum is to further build the capacity of our distinguished Judges with practical insights into emerging issues in the field of telecommunications,” he said.
The objective the annual event is to enhance the capacity of the judiciary to dispense justice in telecommunications cases from an informed position.