Prof Fabian Ajogwu (SAN), of Kenna Partners, shares his views on the whistle-blowing policy, how to improve justice administration, corporate governance and ease of doing business
First of all, any good society should run on whistle-blowing; that is what a good neighbour does, he or she is encouraged to dial 911 and tell the Police about the suspicious character in the neighbourhood.
In the context in which it has been employed by the Federal Ministry of Finance, it is again something to commend the government and the minister for. I believe that it is a good thing to encourage people to speak up on things they have observed. My contribution would be that in most societies or institutions, the whistle-blower needs to be protected as to not expose the whistle-blower to subsequent recrimination or harm.
Procedural approach to justice administration contributing to delays in justice delivery, says Ajogwu
Although, the delay in the nation’s judicial process has remained a sad commentary on the nation’s justice sector, attracting condemnation from stakeholders in the administration of justice, the malaise has regrettably remained intractable with litigants waiting for 33 years or more before justice could be dispensed. In this interview with BERTRAM NWANNEKANMA, Nigeria’s first Professor of Corporate Governance and renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Prof Fabian Ajogwu provides a revolutionary perspective to the delay debacle in the nation’s judicial process as well as other sundry issues. (Excerpt)