By Danladi Al-Hassan
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a Justice Sector Policy for the country.
Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting, said it was part of the moves to reform the judicial sector for easy access to justice.
Malami explained that the policy would ensure “speedy determination of justice”, “quality of justice” and “access to justice.”
He also said that FEC approved a memo seeking to repeal the Geneva Convention and re-enact it to “accord greater access to justice by prisoners of war.”
He said that it appears that Nigeria was behind the rest of the world in terms of according prisoners of war certain rights and privileges.
Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, said that FEC approved a memo to source a Euro500 million loan for the Bank of Industry from external creditors.
Agba explained that the loan was to support industrialisation and agriculture, in addition to creating up to 1.2 million new jobs.
“The credit guarantee is for up to five years and the Federal Government is the guarantor of the loan,” Agba said.