Non confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN slowing down activities of judiciary–NBA

OnnoghenThe Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that his failure to activate process of confirming Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is slowing down activities of the judiciary.

President of the association, Abubakar Mahmoud who made the observation on Thursday consequently made a fresh call on President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The association spoke during a courtesy call on the acting CJN.

The NBA held that there were overarching issues that required the intervention of a substantive CJN.

Onnoghen was appointed last November in an acting capacity.

Since the appointment, several groups had expressed concern over what they described as an unprecedented scenario.

Responding, Onnoghen admonished legal practitioners to imbibe the culture of self-discipline and mutual respect to ensure a better judiciary in the country.

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He pledged to work with the Bar, just as the NBA highlighted key issues affecting the judiciary in the last few months.

The association notified the CJN of a legal team set up to hold briefs in cases bothering on superior justices.