1. The management of the Institute and the power of direction of its affairs shall vest in the Board of Governors of the Institute (in this Act referred to as “the Board”) which shall have the functions assigned to it by this Act.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, it shall be the responsibility of the Board to consider and approve—
    • the plan of activities of the Institute;
    • the programme of studies, courses and research to be undertaken by the Institute; and
    • the annual budget of the Institute.
  3. The Board shall consist of the Chief Justice of Nigeria as its chairman and the following members, that is—
    • the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice;
    • the President of the Court of Appeal;
    • the most senior of the Justices of the Supreme Court Nigeria in order of precedence;
    • the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court;
    • the Chief Judge of each State of the Federation and of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja;
    • two Grand Khadis of a Sharia Court of Appeal appointed annually, in rotation, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria from the States having Customary Courts of Appeal and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; and
    • four other persons of unquestionable character to be appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
  4. The supplementary provisions contained the Schedule to this Act shall have effect with respect to the proceedings of the Board and the other matters therein mentioned.