VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, decried the slow pace of justice dispensation in the country.
He spoke at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference session, with the theme: “The role of law in national development” in Abuja.
He said the delay in the justice sector and undue bureaucratic processes in the public and private sectors constituted a major obstacle to investments in the nation’s economy.
Osinbajo, who also reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to tackle corruption in the country, spoke at a session of the ongoing 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja.
Earlier on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the week-long event in Abuja, described corruption as the greatest human rights violation ever and, therefore, advised Nigerian lawyers to support his administration to win the war against corruption.
Osinbajo while speaking on the broad economic policy of the Buhari-led administration on Monday, said bureaucracies and slow adjudication processes in the justice sector must be addressed for the country to be able to attract foreign and local investments.
He equally bemoaned the impact of the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists on education, agriculture and the attendant effects on the economy and reassured the commitment of government to rebuild the North-Eastern region, where the destruction by the insurgents were most pronounced.
He said the country, which was in dire need of providing jobs for the teeming number of youths and graduates could not afford the delay in the administration of justice and undue bureaucratic processes in the public sector.