There was a time in the
Nigerian Legal system when the Evidence Act did not recognize the use of
Electronic Evidence. At that time, parties who wanted to introduce electronic
evidence were left at a statement.

However, pursuant to the
introduction and recognition of electronic filing in the amended Evidence Act,
times indeed changed for many Lawyers and litigants alike.  According to the Evidence Act, a procedure for
any party that seeks to tender computer – generated evidence with the innovation
and advancement of technology is important that our legal system also advances
and is not left behind. 

The way our Evidence Act was updated, the culture of
updating our evidence laws must be a continuous one. During the NBA Annual
General Conference, a number of experts will gather to discuss this topic and
show light on some of its ramifications.

These experts include the
learned skills, Roland Otaru SAN, Prof Joseph AMUPITAN san and Hon. Justice
B.B. Kanyip, a Judge of the National industrial court of Nigeria.

It is important that all
legal practitioners, most especially Barristers and Litigators are present to
join the discuss and contribute to advancing our body of Laws.