Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has opined that the progress of Nigeria is anchored on the ability of the judiciary to clear the political and economic mess ravaging the country.
He made the assertion following recent conflicting court rulings. He said that the judiciary and the law profession have a lot to do in rescuing the country from the claws of social vices that have been hampering the development of the nation.
Obasanjo said this on Tuesday, during the presentation and unveiling of a book entitled, “S.T. Hon’s Constitutional and Migration Law in Nigeria,” in Abuja
The erstwhile President lamented the situation where courts of co-ordinate jurisdiction “lord over each other.
“With all the criticisms that have been said about the practitioners, I concur with the book reviewer that if our country must make progress, the judiciary and the law profession must have a lot to do,” Obasanjo said.