From: Godwin Tsa, Abuja
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has called on Judges to be firm and unwavered in the discharge of their duties saying heaven will not fall by their well founded judgments.
Particularly, Justice Onnoghen admonished Judges to be guided by the provision of the constitution, the laws, their conscience and oath of office and not allow personal interest to be cloud their constitutional responsibilities.
The CJN who spoke yesterday while administering the oath of office and allegiance on 19 newly appointed Judges of the Nigeria Industrial Court stressed that judicial officers can check mate impunity in the country by adhering strictly to the rule of law.
His words; “ I advice judicial officers to always be guided by the constitution, the laws and their conscience in the discharge of their duties.
“As judicial officers, if you remain truthful to your oath of office, you will have no problem. Just allow yourself to be guided by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which is the supreme law you cannot go wrong. Heavens will not fall by our judgments if we abide by the constitution and our conscience.
“We can only checkmate impunity by adhering to the rule of law.”
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo ( SAN), on Wednesday approved the appointment of 19 Judges for National Industrial Court of Nigeria.