SANS FAULT APPOINTMNET PROCESS OF S’COURT JUSTICES
Written by Website Admin on September 16, 2022
The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria has faulted the process of appointing justices to the Supreme Court, saying that the policy does not follow merit.
The senior lawyers urged the National Judicial Council to abandon the current replacement policy for the Nigerian judiciary to grow alongside the rule of law and the administration of justice.
In a speech delivered on Thursday in Abuja by Chief ONOMIGBO OKPOKO, at a valedictory court session for retired Justice ABDU ABOKI of the Supreme Court, the senior lawyers asked the NJC to jettison the system whereby justices of the Supreme Court must be promoted from the Court of Appeal.
In the speech, the body argued that the system is responsible for the level of mediocrity and incompetence in the judiciary.