Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami Pledges To Support Timely Dispensation Of Cases Of Sexual And Gender-Based Violence.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has pledged the continued support of the federal government to improve the capacity of judges for “timely dispensation” of cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

Mr Malami was speaking in Abuja during a two-day Workshop on the use of practice direction and guidelines on the trial of sexual and gender-based violence cases and ancillary procedures.

He said the Federal Government would invest in technologies that were necessary to automate vital aspects of court operations and implement a digital justice delivery system.

Also speaking, the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, cited “available statistics” which she said show that in Nigeria alone, 30% of girls and women aged between 15 and 49, were reported to have experienced sexual abuse.