CJN responds to Supreme Court justices’ protest letter

Written by on June 21, 2022

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has responded to a protest letter sent to him by 14 Justices of the Supreme Court complaining of poor welfare conditions and the deplorable state of the court.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that the leaked memo chronicling the operational challenges that have almost crippled the efficient adjudication of cases at the court was the first of its kind in the 58-year history of the court.

Mr Muhammad responded to the leaked memo in a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesperson, Ahuraka Isah.

He addressed the wide-ranging issues, including non-provision of diesel allowances for Justices, non-provision of equipped offices, accommodation, and the complete set of vehicles for new Justices appointed two years ago, among others.

He also addressed the issue of the non-holding of regular meetings with the justices.

“The internet services have been restored to Justices’ residences and chambers, just as some allowances have been paid to them. The CJN held a meeting with his brother Justices last Thursday and another one is due to hold this week,” the statement read in part.

He allayed the fear of the general public assuring that “there’s no hostility or adverse feelings amongst the Justices of the Supreme Court, as everyone is going about his normal duty.”

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