Neglect of judicial officers’ welfare unacceptable – NBA

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) has decried the state of welfare of judicial officers in the country.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Mr. Akorede Habeeb Lawal said the NBA boss stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Kayode Ariwoola and the family of late Justice of the Supreme Court, Chima Centus Nweze in Abuja on Tuesday over the death of the Justice on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

Maikyau said, “In the last couple of weeks, we have lost Judges and Justices to the cold hands of death. This again, bring to fore the issues relating to the welfare of judicial officers and calls for an urgent review of their working conditions.”

He said the loss of Judges and Justices in circumstances that smack of neglect for their health and well-being is completely unacceptable.

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Maikyau expressed the sadness of the Bar over the death of Justice Nweze, who he described as a cerebral jurist.

He urged the family to be consoled by the fact that his lordship led a purposeful life and assured the family of the support of the Bar and the readiness of the NBA to fully participate in a befitting burial ceremony for the departed Justice of the Supreme Court.

In the NBA President’s entourage were the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Governing Board of the NBA – Human Rights Institute (HRI), Chino Obiagwu, SAN and Wale Fapohunda (SAN).



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