The primary mandate of the Commission as provided under Section 5 of the Act is to keep under review and reform all Federal Laws, whether substantive or procedural to ensure their systematic and progressive development in consonance with the prevailing norms of the Nigerian society.
In keeping with this mandate, the Commission in each year undertakes Law Reform activities, projects and programs either on referral from the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice or its own initiative. It is worthy to note however that the Commission enjoyed the encouragement, co-operation and support of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation in all its activities, projects and programs for the year.
The National Assembly also collaborated with the commission as one of their major stakeholders in the Law making process. Some of their Bills were sent to the Commission for inputs, and the Commission featured prominently in public hearings of the Assembly.
Kefas M. Magaji, Esq.
NIGERIAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION