JUSTICE Mahmud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, has expressed discomfort at the impact of insufficient financial allocation on the judiciary. He noted that current budgetary challenges being experienced in the country affects the judiciary more than other arms of government.
Mahmud, however, urged court administrators to evolve ways of ensuring efficient operation of the courts despite the budgetary challenges. “The current budgetary challenges permeating the nation, no doubt affects the judiciary more than any other arms of government and remains a perennial challenge to judicial independence and the effective performance of our constitutional roles.
“Nonetheless, despite the difficulties, you must ensure that your policies are holistic, calculated to improve the credibility and effectiveness of your respective jurisdictions specifically and the entire system of justice administration as a whole,” he said.
The CJN spoke in Abuja while addressing participants at “the 2016 refresher course for Chief Registrars, Deputy Chief Registrars, Directors and Secretaries of Judicial Service Commissions/Committee.” The training organised by the National Judicial Institute (NJI), has as its theme: “Ensuring efficiency and transparency in judicial administration.”
He urged them to shun unethical practices, including corrupt acts and abuse of office, capable of impacting negatively the public image of the judiciary. The CJN advised participants to always be guided by their codes of service and work to ensure the effectiveness of the justice administration system. – The Nation
— Sep 5, 2016 @ 18:12 GMT