Chris Steven, Abuja
The Federal Government has said that it has no plan to exit the United Nation’s International Court of Justice ( ICC) as being recently done by some African countries.
The government in a statement by Jane Bassey Adams , acting Spokesperson of Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that Nigeria has no intention of pulling out of the Court, but would continue to work with State Parties of the ICC towards improving the working methods of the Court for a more efficient delivery of its mandate in the service of humanity and equitable justice.
” Nigeria is and remains a signatory to the Rome Statue adopted in July 17, 1998 and which entered into force on July 1, 2002 .Nigeria deposited its instrument on September 27, 2001.
It is only by working together that we can ensure that the court can effectively perform its functions and serves humanity faithfully” the statement said
While noting that non-membership cannot prevent anyone from prosecution by the Court, Nigeria urged all member states who have not signed the Rome Statue to consider becoming signatories to the Statue.