Chief Justice Of Nigeria Urges Judges To Shun Corruption
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, has urged judges in Nigeria to shun corruption and promote transparency as well as good governance as respect to the rule of law remains the backbone of any democracy.
Onnoghen gave the advice at the 34th Annual Judges Conference in Abuja.
According to him, judges must be prepared to perform their roles with minimum cost to the litigant.
Justice Onnoghen also said ”that matters brought before court must be determined on their merits devoid of external interference to ensure the sustenance of the independence of the judiciary.”
He added that “the Nigerian constitution has vested on judges responsibility bordering on interpretation and enforcement which should conform with the rules of the court and practice direction.”