Enhancing judgement enforcement in Nigeria

The futility of obtaining judgments against government institutions and agencies has been an issue of concern in Nigeria’s judicial system. In some cases, judgement papers had been converted into compensatory awards, while in other cases, the process of litigation and enforcement had been rendered very cumbersome and expensive.
With support funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), A2Justice organized a one day meeting at Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos in February, 2011. The conference which was organized in collaboration with Nigeria Bar Association, Lagos Branch, was aimed at finding more creative ways of easing judgment enforcement in Nigeria – taking a critical look at the Sheriff & Civil Processes Act, LFN, 1990.
Eminent resource persons like Solomon Awomolo (SAN), Funke Adekoya (SAN), Norrison Ouakers (SAN) and Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) contributed to the discourse. A follow-up consultative meeting was hosted in Lagos in which participants from civil society groups, the academia and Nigeria Bar Association branches in Lagos considered contributions made by the experts at the February, 2011 meeting.