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COVID-19: SAN reiterates sustenance of virtual court proceedings

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr Babatunde Ajibade, has urged lawyers to adapt to the reality of virtual hearing of matters by courts in Nigeria, following the COVID-19 pandemic

Ajibade, a Managing Partner of SPA Ajibade & Co, made the call in an interview with Newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.

He said with the restriction of movement due to the partial lockdown, the Judiciary must now close a significant gap existing in the speedy administration of justice.

According to him, virtual court proceedings will impact the legal system by assisting to keep the judiciary functional even during the pandemic.

Ajibade said that virtual hearings would require a lot of investment in technological and infrastructure training of judges, judicial staff and lawyers.

It was that some courts across the nation had commenced virtual court sittings following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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