Osinbajo Hails Onnoghen’s International Recognition


    Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo last night in Abuja congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice 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.

    According to a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, Onnoghen was honoured at the 31st conference of the ISRCL, an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, governmental officials, police and corrections’ professionals.

    He quoted Osinbajo as saying that the award was in recognition of Onnoghen’s hard work and commitment to the development of the country’s judicial system.

    “It is heart-warming to see 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.”