CJN Urges Judicial Officers To Shun Corruption, Misconduct

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, restated the need for judicial officers to shun corruption and all other forms of a misdemeanour that could further stain the image of the profession.

Onnoghen said this while speaking at this year’s refresher course for judges and Kadis in Abuja.

The Nigeria Judicial Institute (NJI) has organised the course to boost the capacity of judges at both the Federal and State levels.

The CJN said the course with focus on modern judicial practices and procedures would go a long way to improve the delivery of the judges.

He said training and retraining of judicial officers were necessary to achieve better and efficient judicial system.

Onnoghen also said that judges should have known by now that corruption and other forms of a judicial misdemeanour would never be tolerated.

Speaking on the status of the country’s judiciary, the CJN affirmed that it was one of the best in the world, adding however that it could be made better.

Justice Rosaline Bozimo, the Administrator of NJI, said the institute would continue to perform it role by offering quality training modus for the development of the judiciary.

She said this year’s refresher training had centred on the cross-fertilization of ideas among the judicial officers on procedural experiences at their various jurisdictions.

According to her, the practice has become expedient to gauge probable deficit inherent in the system.

Bozimo also said the judicial officers would be trained on general judicial modalities to improve the country’s jurisprudence.

The course is “Enhancing the Quality of Judicial Services’’.

Others participants included Chief Judges of States, heads of courts and other senior judicial officers across the country.




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