Nigeria on Thursday pledged its continued commitment to supporting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as demonstrated by acceptance of the court’s ruling on the border dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon.
Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Amb. Samson Itegboje, made this known while delivering the country’s statement on “The Report of the International Court of Justice” in New York.
Itegboje said: “Nigeria will continue to abide by her commitment to the promotion of international justice and the peaceful settlement of disputes, as a State Party to the Statute of the ICJ.
“By accepting the Court’s ruling on our border dispute with Cameroon, we have demonstrated our conviction and commitment to the precepts and principles of the Court.
“We encourage all member states to continue to offer their support to the activities of the court in its efforts to promote international justice and the rule of law,” he said.
According to him, the ICJ is an important part of the United Nation’s mechanisms for the promotion of the rule of law and the maintenance of international peace and security through the administration of international justice.
“To be sure, the court has made tremendous contributions to the promotion of and respect for the rule of law at the international level,” he said.
The Nigerian envoy said that over the years, the court has continued to play a vital role in the maintenance of international peace and security through its rulings and judicial notices.
“It has also contributed remarkably to the corpus of international jurisprudence,” he said.
Source: The Nation