ILBF and ROLE UK partner to send books to the MoJ Library in Niger State

The ILBF recently worked with ROLE UK to deliver 90 boxes of books to the Ministry of Justice in Niger State, Nigeria, which arrived in January 2020.

ROLE UK supports sustainable partnerships between the UK legal sector and governments, lawyers, professional bodies and organisations in developing countries, to help strengthen the rule of law and provide access to justice through the provision of advice, funding and logistical support.

As well as building partnerships in the legal community, ROLE UK shares rule of law knowledge, to help improve the effectiveness of pro bono legal support and align this work with sustainable development goals. The ILBF has a key role to play in supporting this work by providing legal materials to organisations that form part of wider ROLE UK  and Judicial Office initiatives.

‘The shipment of books will go a long way in complementing our ongoing work with Minna through Judicial Training. Working in collaboration with ILBF is very important to the International Team of the Judicial Office; we value our partnership with them and look forward to supporting members of the judiciary internationally, through the use of legal texts and books’.   

Niké Adewale, International Relations & Training Delivery Manager, International Team, Judicial Office

The ILBF was delighted to support the Ministry of Justice in Niger State with the delivery of 90 boxes of books, including and Halsbury’s Statutes and Halsbury’s Laws of England, which will be used by lawyers and judges in their research.

The books were received by Nasara Danmallam, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Niger State and colleagues in the Ministry of Justice.

Nasara Danmallam, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Niger State

The books are a very welcome addition to the Ministry of Justice Library.

‘The law books will be helpful to the ministry as well as improve access to legal information and justice…These are very authoritative books in terms of legal commentaries for practically every area of law.’

Nasara Danmallam, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Niger State.

As the books were being delivered, many representatives of the Ministry of Justice acknowledged the importance of current and authoritative resources for legal research.

‘Books are synonymous with lawyers. Without books, a lot of research cannot be done. These are current books and we are very happy to have them. Our shelves have been quite empty for some time.‘

Abiola Ezekiel James, Chairperson, Library Committee, Ministry of Justice, Niger State.

The delivery of the books in Niger State was filmed and reported by NTA News:

Video report courtesy of NTA News.

The ILBF was pleased to work with ROLE UK and the Ministry of Justice in Niger State to deliver these essential legal research materials.

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