CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT BILL NO. 19, 2022 AND SWIFT ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN NIGERIA: A COMMENTARY.

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fifth Alteration) Bill No. 19, 2022 (“the Bill”) sought to amend Chapter VII, Part IV of the Principal Act (the 1999 Constitution), by inserting after the existing section 287, a new section ‘287A’, that will comprise 10 (ten) clauses.
Clause 2 of the Bill proposed to mandate every trial superior court of record to deliver judgment on a matter before it, within 270 days (about nine months) from the date of the filing.

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