The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, over his international recognition.
In a statement, the Presidency said Onnoghen was conferred with the 2018 Michael Hill Prize by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) in Montreal, Canada.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Acting President, said that the CJN was honoured at the 31st conference of the ISRCL held from July 16 to July 18.
ISRCL is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections professionals.
The acting president 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 that Your Lordship’s hardwork 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,” Osinbajo said.