CJN, Onnoghen

CJN Urges Judicial Officers To Shun Corruption, Misconduct


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.