Opinion: Judiciary Weaker or Stronger?

By Nelson Olanipekun


In a recent poll conducted by Gavel; a civic tech organization working towards increase in the pace of justice delivery, access to justice and human rights upliftment, to determine whether judiciary is stronger or weaker pursuant to the demands of SDG Goal 16.

The role of the judiciary has been to interpret laws and to serve as a adjudicator and has been referred to as the last hope of the common man. But has this powerful arm lived up to this in the past 2 years?


The poll which asked “has the judiciary been weaker in the past 2 years?” 5% voted “No”, 10% were “indifferent” while 85% voted “Yes”

“The judiciary has a strong role in making democracy work and ensuring a peaceful society, the poll shows there is huge expectation from the Chief Justice of Nigeria as he begins a new leadership journey and an agenda setting for the Justice and the Nigerian State at large, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed to restructure and reposition the justice arm of government to its pride of place. “ Nelson Olanipekun, the team lead of Gavel said.

Published by Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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