Federal government to adopt virtual court proceedings due to coronavirus outbreak
Federal government has said court proceedings will now be held through teleconference, using digital tools as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said this in Abuja.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria Tanko Mohammed had ordered the suspension of all court sittings except in matters that are urgent, because of the COVID19 pandemic.
But Malami in a statement he signed said the new plans for the virtual court proceedings are aimed at ensuring that the judicial time lost to the COVID-19 lockdown is recovered.
He said judges will be sitting and maintaining social distance while lawyers would be interfacing with the courts through their digital devices.
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