Most people seeking formal justice do so through the lower courts. In Kaduna State in 2009/2010 lower courts handled 70,786 cases, while higher courts handled 4,076 cases.
In spite of higher relative case loads, lower courts have suffered from a lack of investment for many years. Lower courts are unable to provide the quality of service that users have a right to expect.
What people say about J4A's work
'It is now that I feel like judicial staff. I now have the knowledge of how to relate effectively with colleagues and litigants. I have been equipped to provide better services and I have a better attitude to work, with a good understanding of how important it is to treat people equally and equitably.'
- Senior Register