CJN to New Judges: Heavens won’t fall if you give your judgments according to the law


By Toyin Akinfolajimi, Abuja

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday advised judges to be firm and unwavering in the discharge of their duties.

Onnoghen gave the advice in Abuja on Friday while administering the oath of office and allegiance on 19 newly appointed Judges of the National Industrial Court.

He said no matter the implications their judgments might bear, heaven would not fall so far their reasoning are well-founded.

He further admonished Judges to be guided by the provision of the constitution, their conscience ‎and the oath of office, and that personal interest should not becloud their constitutional responsibilities.

According to him, judicial officers can check mate impunity in the country by adhering strictly to the rule of law. ‎The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had last Wednesday approved the appointment of 19 Judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

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