Coronavirus: CJN shuts down courts nationwide

CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed, sooner than the Senate on Wednesday. NAN photo

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the Nationwide Judicial Council, Tanko Muhammad, has directed all heads of courts to hunch sittings from Tuesday (as of late) for the initial two weeks.
He gave the directive as section of efforts to curb the unfold of the deadly coronavirus in the court.
The directive used to be contained in a circular entitled, “Re: Preventive measures on the unfold of coronavirus and protection of justices, judges and workers of courts,” posted on the safe discipline of the NJC and sighted by our correspondent.
The CJN acknowledged simplest issues that were urgent, necessary or time wander would be heard internal the length.
It read, “Extra to my earlier Circular Ref. No. NJC/CIR/HOC/II/629 dated 20th March, 2020, on the above subject matter.
“In stare of the true fact of the COVID-19 in the nation and in negate to bewitch additional preventive steps, all Heads of Courts are, from the next day to come, March 24, 2020 directed to hunch court sittings for an initial length of two weeks at the principle instance, moreover in issues which could well be urgent, necessary or time wander in line with our extant authorized pointers.
“Your Lordships are hereby directed to lift the direct of this circular to the awareness of all stakeholders in justice administration, please.”
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