- Judges at the National Industrial Court have been warned against indulging in any form of corruption
- The warning was issued by the president of the National Industrial Court Babatunde Adejumo
- Adejumo said all incoming judges must be incorruptible and hardworking individuals to scale the hurdles of screening
The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC) has warned it would not condone any form of corruption from judges within the court.
The president of the NIC, Babatunde Adejumo, said judges aspiring to the bench of the court must eschew corruption if they must succeed.
Premium Times reports that the NIC president all incoming judges must be incorruptible and hardworking individuals to scale the hurdles of screening.
Speaking at a lecture entitled, “How to Become A Judge of National Industrial Court,” which was delivered to mark the 2019 Attorney General’s Colloquium in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, Adejumo said anyone inspiring to become a judge must first understand the law.
Adejumo said: “It is important to hint that anyone who may aspire to become a judge of the court must understand the law, most particularly in the area of labour and industrial relations."
“He must be of impeccable character; he must abhor corruption and other related vices; he must be hardworking and dedicated with no moral or professional blemish.
“The foregoing is in line with Rule 4 of the 2014 Revised National Judicial Council(NJC) Guidelines and Procedural Rules for the appointment of judicial officers of all superior courts of records in Nigeria," the NIC president stated.
He also called on all lawyers intending to serve as judges of the court to be apolitical and shun corruption while living a modest lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has reportedly summoned President Muhammadu Buhari, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, and others to appear over the removal of Walter Onnoghen as the head of the judiciary.
Justice Inyang Ekwo also directed members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), the federal government, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and the Senate to appear and show reason why they should not be restrained from initiating the confirmation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as substantive CJN should not be made.
The report quoted Justice Ekwo as saying he has perused the processes in the ex parte and affidavits attached and is of the opinion that none of the prayers can be granted by ex parte application.
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