United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan expressed commitment to support Nigeria in providing virtual court facilities in Correctional centres across the country.
This is made known weekend by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
This is coming as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN is set to launch nationwide virtual court facilities at Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja on Monday.
The Acting Director of the Administration of Criminal Justice Reform Department of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Leticia Ayoola-Daniels, working assiduously with Mrs. Onyinye Ndubuisi of UNDP to ensure the achievement of this laudable project stated that the development is as a result of the precarious state of the Correctional centres and the urgent need to fast track the decongestion of the Nigeria’s Correctional Centres.
According to Laticia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Japan are the financial sponsors of the deployment of the virtual court facilities at Kuje Correctional centre.
The successes recorded by the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion and indeed the Federal Ministry of Justice earned Nigeria the goodwill to receive support and sponsorship from development partners and the international community.