14 December 2020 By Victoria Abah
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has warned that disobedience to lawful Court orders will no longer be condoned.
The CJN stated this at the swearing-in ceremony of the 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in Abuja.
The inauguration of the new SANs was part of activities to commence the 2020/2021 legal year.
The CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, while administering the oath on the new SANs, expressed regret that some individuals in positions of authority flagrantly disobey court orders.
Represented by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, the CJN explained that 908 cases comprising of motions and appeals were filed in the 2019/2020 Legal year.
He however called for an improved welfare for the judicial officers.
In a remark, President, Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata, said there was need to leverage on the use of technology to strengthen the judicial system.
He also maintained that bad eggs within the system must be weeded out.
In an address, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Dayo AKpata, noted that the ministry had made substantial progress in Reforms of the Judicial System.
Also, the Attorney General of Akwa-Ibom State, who was amongst the newly-inaugurated SANs, expressed gratitude for the elevation.
Dignitaries from all walks of life attended the event.