- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, after the latter received an international award
- Onnoghen was conferred with the 2018 ISRCL in Montreal, Canada
- Osinbajo says his commitment to the development of Nigeria's judicial system has been recognised
Chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been congratulated by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on his conferment with the 2018 Michael Hill Prize by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) in Montreal, Canada.
Premium Times reports that the chief justice was conferred with the prize at the 31st conference of the ISRCL.
NAIJ.com gathers that ISRCL is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections professionals.
According to the acting president, the chief Onnoghen was awarded because his commitment to the development of the country's judicial system was recognised.
Osinbajo said: “It is heart-warming to see Your Lordship’s hardwork and commitment to deepening reforms for a more effective administration of justice system in the country has received international attention and commendation from such a prestigious association.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made it known in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14.
He said: "Acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, orders immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)."
Osinbajo said that based on the persistent complaints and reports on the activities of SARS that border on allegations of human rights violations, there should be overhaul of the management and activities of SARS to ensure that any unit that would emerge from the process should be intelligence-driven.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo delivers a speech on the Biafra war - on NAIJ.com TV