Hon. Justice Muhammadu Lawal Uwais


Honourable Justice Muhammadu Lawal Uwais, GCON is a Consultant to the Firm.

Having served on the Supreme Court bench for a record period of 27 years, Hon Justice Uwais was Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) from 1995 to 2006, a period of eleven (11) years. Upon retirement, he was invited by the President to Chair the Electoral Reform Commission, at the conclusion of which the Committee produced an immensely popular ERC Report. He has since been invited by the current Chief Justice of Nigeria to Chair the Judicial Reform Committee as well as by the Governor’s Forum to Chair the State Governments’ Peer Review Committee.

Hon Justice Uwais has been granted numerous meritorious Appointments, Fellowships and Awards, including the Fellow of the United Nations Human Rights (awarded in 1971), and the National Honor of the “Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger” (GCON) in the year 2000. He also holds the Honorary Doctor of Laws and Letters (Honoris Causa, LLD) Awards from 5 national and international tertiary institutions, and the Highest Order of Justice of the World Jurist Association amongst others.