The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday
restated the need for judicial officers to shun corruption and all
other forms of misdemeanour that could further stain the image of the
Speaking at this year’s refresher course for
judges and Kadis in Abuja organised by the Nigeria Judicial Institute (NJI) to boost
the capacity of judges at both the Federal and State levels
Onnoghen said the course which focuses on modern judicial practices and
procedures would go a long way to improve the delivery of the judges.
He said training and retraining of judicial officers were necessary to
achieve better and efficient judicial system.
Onnoghen also said that judges should have known by now that
corruption and other forms of judicial misdemeanor would never be
Speaking on the status of the country’s judiciary, the CJN affirmed
that it was one of the best in the world, adding however that it could
be made better.
Justice Rosaline Bozimo, the Administrator of NJI, said the institute
would continue to perform it role by offering quality training modus
for the development of the judiciary.
She said this year’s refresher training had centered on cross
fertilization of ideas among the judicial officers on procedural
experiences at their various jurisdictions.
According to her, the practice has become expedient to gauge probable
deficit inherent in the system.
Bozimo also said the judicial officers would be trained on general
judicial modalities to improve the country’s jurisprudence.
The course is “Enhancing the Quality of Judicial Services’’.
Others participants included Chief Judges of States, heads of courts
and other senior judicial officers across the country.