In June 2023, the Nigerian President enacted the Evidence (Amendment) Act 2023 into law. This legislation brings advancements that align the nation with global standards and modern technology.

The amendment of the original Act significantly upgrades the status of electronic records stored, recorded, or replicated in diverse digital formats, rendering them admissible as credible documents within the Nigerian judicial system.

In this publication, Partner Godwin Omoaka, SAN, FCIArb, Senior Associate Munachiso Michael, ACIArb, and Associates Francis Jarigo and Kechikamma Omehia, FCIArb, examine the changes introduced to the Evidence (Amendment) Act 2023 and assess the potential impact of its implementation on judicial proceedings before Nigerian courts.