While talking about Nigeria’s judiciary on the mid-term report of the Jonathan administration, Richard Nwankwo, a legal practitioner, said the legal arm has fared well but it does need a lead way for improvement.
Mr. Nwankwo, speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme Sunrise Daily, stated that the judiciary should be firm when dealing with issues whilst he called for a thorough procedure in the Constitution of members of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
He staited that the judiciary should be firm adding that the constitution of NJC members is “grossly skewed.”
“Organization like NJC is very sensitive and the appointing power resting solely on the CJN is very unacceptable,” he argued.
Referring to the statement by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Aloma Mukhtar that “if a judge fails to deliver a minimum of four judgments in a year the judge should be sanctioned”, Mr Nwankwo said the implication of such a remark is that a lot of judicial officers will fall below that bench mark.