Nigerian lawyers warned over lack of integrity

By James Barnes

02 July 2013 at 11:24 BST

Nigeria's Chief Justice has given a stinging assessment of the legal profession in the country after admitting that a lack of transparency, integrity and accountability are all key factors responsible for the increase of corruption.

Nigeria: lawyer conduct under the spotlight

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Aloma Justice Mariam Mukthar warned that the depreciation in budgetary allocation for the judiciary is not an excuse to engage in corrupt practices.
She was speaking ata seminar organised by the anti-corruption commission of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) where the issue of large scale corruption a major concern, reports Channels.
At the seminar Professor Peter Abah, of the Federal Ministry of Justice, announced a new strategy by the government to combat corruption.


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