A Critical Analysis of the Validity and Enforceability of Electronic Contract in Nigeria: Need for Reforms

Abstract

Technology revolution is always an ongoing process that introduces new challenges time to time to traditional means of doing things. One of the revolutions is in the area of commercial and contractual transaction is the rise of electronic contracts. This paper tackles the impact of the technology revolution in the general and the use of the Internet in particular on the formation, validity and enforcement of electronic contracts. It tackles the subject matter on a comparative basis and tries to answer whether or not the traditional contract law rules could handle the challenges, particularly due to the dearth of statutory legislation to clarify some of the issues and challenges. To conclude, almost all transactions and contracts, including first group as mentioned above, can be done in electronic form, but the validity of second group depends on the type of formalities.

Keywords: Electronic Commerce, Electronic Contract, Law of Contract

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 13-30 (Download PDF)

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