Acting President congratulates Chief Justice for international recognition

Cyril Okonkwo , Abuja

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, on his conferment with the 2018 Michael Hill Prize by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) in Montreal, Canada.

The Acting President’s message was contained in release issued by the Office of the Vice President on Tuesday.

Onnoghen was honoured at the 31st conference of the ISRCL, an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials and police and corrections professionals.

Professor Osinbajo noted that the award was in recognition of Onnoghen’s commitment to the development of the country’s judicial system.

“It is heart-warming to see your Lordship’s hard work and commitment to deepening reforms for a more effective administration of Justice system in the country has received international attention and commendation from such a prestigious association,” he added.

Sammie Idika