Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the reason for the delay in the delivery of justice in the country.
Speaking at the 20th Memorial Anniversary Symposium of Bankole Olumide Aluko (SAN) in Lagos on Sunday, Osinbajo stated that the reason for the delay in justice delivery is bad leadership and misgovernance.
He described the delay in the delivery of justice as one of the serious challenges facing the judicial system in the country.
Osinbajo stated in order to address the delay in justice delivery, there must be the maintenance of law and order as well as governance.
He said: “The administration of the justice system is the foundation of law and order, commerce as well as democracy. When the system of administration of justice fails, these pillars of governance and orderly society also collapse.
“Investor hesitancy or reluctance is also a reflection of the inefficiency and lack of confidence in the integrity of the commercial dispute resolution process, delay is disastrous.”
Speaking further, the vice president described the late Aluko, who died on 18th February 2002, as an icon and a multi-talented legal luminary.
He said: “Every once in a while, a truly iconic figure comes by this way, usually, one who excels in the accumulation of unique talent who we would describe as an icon. But not often is it the case that the icon is multi-talented and gifted in several ways. We had one of such icons 20 years ago; Bankole Olumide Aluko (SAN).”