The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has warned that the Judiciary, under his watch, would not condone any form of indolence among judges.
The CJN, who spoke yesterday while administering oath on 11 newly appointed judges for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), urged them to be guided by the law of the land and be faithful to their oath of office.
“You must detach yourselves from those judges that have the penchant for sitting whenever it suits their desire.
“Know it today that your subsequent elevation to the appellate courts will be roundly dependent on, not just the number of judgments you give within a certain time frame, but also the quality and impact of such judgments on our jurisprudence.
“The position you now occupy is seen as the hallmark of integrity and moral rectitude. Your passion for those conducts that may easily fail integrity test must begin to diminish, as all eyes now ply through your demeanor and disposition at a supersonic rate.
“You can always live above board and within your limited resources if you chose to. The choice is at your disposal. The Judiciary, as we all know, is not a bed of roses neither is it a stream that flows with milk and honey.”