Thursday 20 November 2014

Traditional rulers (TRs) in northern Nigeria have expressed satisfaction with J4A’s intervention to improve the capacity of TRs to settle disputes. They also called for the replication of the intervention in more states in the north. The traditional rulers made this known at the Traditional Rulers Summit organized by the Jigawa State government in collaboration with J4A. The event was aimed at showcasing the impact of the intervention in the pilot communities.

At the summit the Jigawa state governor publicly agreed to support the replication of the intervention in all the five emir-ate councils in the state.

The summit provided an opportunity for the leaders of the for-mal justice system (represented by the Attorneys Generals and representatives from the JRTs) to have a better understanding of the informal justice system and how it complements the for-mal justice system.