Judiciary now accessible to those who could afford the cost- Prof. Sani Adam

Nigerian Court

A National Commissioner nominee for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Sani Adam, SAN, has linked societal decadence in Nigeria to failure of the judiciary to do the needful in terms of objective and fairness in the dispensation of justice.

He alleged that the judiciary has been pervaded by corruption, making justice available and accessible to those who could afford the cost.

He challenged lawyers and other people in the judicial system to rise to the occasion and rescue the judicial system from decadence through timely dispensation of justice to all irrespective of financial and social status.

Prof. Adam who spoke to journalists at the sidelines of a reception organised for him by the management of the University of Abuja to mark the end of his tenure as Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution and elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), admitted that lawyers have the powers to take necessary steps that would herald expected changes in the system.