Today's Trending

Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

A bill to empower the National Judicial Council, (NJC) to be more involved in sacking erring judges scaled Second Reading at the House of Representatives, yesterday.


The bill, which seeks to alter Section 292(1)(A) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) was sponsored by Garba Datti Mohammed.

[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”60438″]

Leading debate on the Bill, Mohammed said the  proposed amendment was aimed at ensuring “judicial officers serving as heads of courts are not victimised through removal by executive fiat acting in concert with the legislature without any established or verifiable evidence.”

He added that the bill it if passes into law would subject the removal of judicial personnel serving as heads of courts established under Section 6 (5) of the Constitution, l only upon the advise of the NJC so as to ensure consistency in the process.

“On many occasions, judicial personnel have been removed from office on trump up allegations without recourse to a body charged with the constitutional responsibility to investigate and recommend appropriate disciplinary action.

Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who presided at plenary, referred the bill to the Committee on the Review of the Constitution.

3 Comments on Reps move to empower NJC on sack of judges

  1. Good for them


  2. Nice one


  3. I don’t understand them anyway


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: