Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Alloma Mariam Mukhtar
By Tobi Soniyi
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Alloma Mariam Mukhtar, Wednesday called on the two newly sworn-in Justices of the Supreme Court to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
Justices Kumai Bayang Akaahs and Stanley Shenko Alagoa were Wednesday sworn in as Justices of the Supreme Court.
Justice Mukhtar charged them to always exhibit highest level of decorum, integrity, independence, intelligence, wisdom, impartiality and temperament in the discharge of their duties.
“We have taken off on the threshold of a viable judiciary that will command public confidence,” she declared, imploring the newly elevated Justices to be faithful to their oath of office and observe the code of conduct for Judicial Officers.
Justice Mukhtar reiterated her commitment to building a strong, virile and progressive nation on the principles of rule of law, justice and fair play.
She said Justices Akaahs and Alagoa have exhibited the true qualities of a judicial officer, competent in skills and intellect and therefore worthy of elevation to the apex court.
The swearing-in of the two Justices to the Supreme Court Bench, followed the approval of President Goodluck Ebelle Jonathan.
With the swearing-in of the two new Justices, the number of Justice of the Supreme Court is now 17.