Nigeria Gets Electronic Depository of Treaties

Nigeria’s attorney general and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Tuesday launched an electronic-depository to house all the treaties that the country has signed/ratified at the federal ministry of justice.

The minister observed that the national depository of treaties would serve as the depository of all treaties entered into between the government of the federation and any other country of any ministry, agency or department in line with Section 4 of the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc.) Act Cap T20, Laws of the Federation (LFN) 2004.

In line with this, the AGF asked all ministries, departments and agencies to transmit to the national depository of treaties all executed agreements, memoranda of understanding, and treaties in their custody and those to be entered in the future in their original form.

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He said “It is our hope that very soon the National Depository of Treaties will be in the cloud for a more global outlook and accessibility from any part of the world.

“It is about transparency, accessibility and order in line with the tenements of Open Government Partnership and access to justice which the gov­ernment of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to uphold,” Malami added.

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