CJN Charges Judges To Protect National Laws Amidst Digital Era Complexities

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has called on judges to protect Nigeria’s law in the face of the complexities the digital era has brought on the administration of justice.

The CJN gave the charge in Kano on Monday while declaring open the 2023 Annual Workshop for Judges on Legal Issues in Telecommunications organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) with the theme, “The Adjudicating path in a digital era”.

He said the judiciary was obliged to embrace the transformation occasioned by Information Communications Technology (ICT) while ensuring that doing justice remains at the forefront of our efforts.

“As judicial officers, recognizing the transformation nature of digital services and the erosion of national legislation is essential. The borderless digital realm has blurred traditional jurisdictional boundaries, posing challenges to the efficacy of national laws in the face of global digital platforms and services.

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