CJN ad­vises mag­is­trates’ on eth­i­cal con­duct

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Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria (CJN), Jus­tice Mah­mud Mo­hammed, has ad­vised newly ap­pointed Mag­is­trates on high eth­i­cal con­duct for ef­fec­tive per­for­mance.

The CJN gave the ad­vice at the open­ing of the first in­duc­tion work­shop held for 180 newly ap­pointed Mag­is­trates’ at the Na­tional Ju­di­cial In­sti­tute yes­ter­day in Abuja.

The work­shop ti­tled “Pro­mot­ing ex­cel­lence in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice at the lower courts’’, aims to pre­pare the Mag­is­trates for their new re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

“As newly ap­pointed Mag­is­trates’ you must be mind­ful of your pro­fes­sional du­ties as well as the eth­i­cal con­tent of our code of con­duct for ju­di­cial of­fi­cers.

He said the code of con­duct was an in­dis­pens­able guide to ef­fec­tive per­for­mance of their du­ties as Mag­is­trates.

“The code of con­duct for ju­di­cial of­fi­cers em­bod­ies the best eth­i­cal prac­tices that we must adopt if we are to up­hold our in­de­pen­dence and re­spect for the rule of law.’’

He urged the Mag­is­trates to judge im­par­tially with­out fear or favour and af­fec­tion of ill-will, ir­re­spec­tive of the pres­sures and chal­lenges that they may en­counter in the dis­charge of their du­ties.

“In your ad­ju­di­ca­tion as a Mag­is­trate, I urge each of you to re­mem­ber that while jus­tice de­layed is jus­tice de­nied, jus­tice rushed, I ad­mon­ish, is jus­tice crushed,’’ Mo­hammed said.

The CJN ad­vised the Mag­is­trates to take charge of their courts and not be swayed by lawyers, lit­i­gants and court staff.

Ear­lier in a wel­come ad­dress, the Ad­min­is­tra­tor of NJI, Jus­tice Ros­aline Boz­imo, urged Mag­is­trates to im­bibe the ethics and con­ducts of the pro­fes­sion in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice. (NAN)

Photo: Macjohn Akande.

„ From Left: Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria, Jus­tice Mah­mud Mo­hammed; Ad­min­is­tra­tor Na­tional Ju­di­cial In­sti­tute, Jus­tice Ros­aline Boz­imo; and Pres­i­dent Cus­tom­ary Court of Ap­peal, Jus­tice Dona­tus Shida, dur­ing an in­duc­tion course for ap­pointed mag­is­trates in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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