The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi, has urged legal practitioners to adopt technology in streamlining judicial procedures.
Abdullahi gave the charge when the Executive of the Abuja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association paid him a courtesy call in his office recently in Abuja on Thursday.
He further said that the Ministry is working with its education counterpart to develop application to enhance virtual proceedings in courts and allow for tendering of documenting evidence electronically.
The Minister said the legal profession is critical to science, technology and innovation, adding that scientific inventions and innovations can only be patented through the instrument of law so as to ensure effective protection of intellectual property.
He therefore, called for greater collaborations between the Ministry and the Nigerian Bar Association.
He explained that legal practitioners can assist the ministry and its agencies in of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between them and other relevant organisations within and outside the country.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Association, Hauwa Shekarau, said the essence of their visit is to extend pleasantries to the minister as well as seek collaboration for mutual benefits
She describes the minister as a patriot who believes in the service of the country and humanity.