A former governorship aspirant in Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Ajia, has said the proclivity of people in parts of the country to resort to self help during communal clashes would reduce when they have confidence in the nation’s judicial system.
Ajia also urged Nigerians to rally round the call for independence of some critical institutions including the Judiciary, Electoral Commission, the Police and other Law enforcement agencies for them to be more effective and accountable.
He stated this in his keynote address at the Benue Pride Award 2021 organized by Patno Global Ideas, which held on Friday night at the Presidential Merit House, Maitama, Abuja.
The event was themed “Justice as a Panacea for Peace and National Development”.
Ajia, who is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of FUNAB Group of Companies, said Nigeria would metamorphose from a developing nation to a developed nation when judicial system is reliable and timely.
He called for effective and digitized administration of criminal justice system using technological advancement, expressing the hope that it would also reduce injustice in the land.
Ajia, who bemoaned incessant communal clashes in Benue State, said the state that used to be food basket of the nation was witnessing low agricultural production due to the crisis.
He urged the state indigenes and dwellers to embrace peace in order to build local economy and the national development.
The former gubernatorial aspirant also recommended political solutions to the protracted security challenge in the state.