CJN urges judges to shun bias,restore confidence in judiciary

By Newslineglobal

Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Monday,urged judges across the federation to shun all forms of bias and do justice in all cases before them, saying it was the only way to restore confidence in the judiciary.

He spoke at the opening ceremony of the Biennial Conference of the National Association of Women Judges in Nigeria, NAWJN. 

The CJN stressed that the judiciary, being the last hope of the common man, judges must strive to interpret the law at all times without affection and ill-will.

“The Judiciary is saddled with the responsibility of upholding the Rule of Law by interpreting, construing and applying the relevant laws.

“As women judges in the 21st Century, I encourage you to interpret the law at all times without bias, affection and ill will.The Judiciary is indeed the last hope of the common man and we as Judicial Officers must strive to preserve the confidence reposed in us by society,” he said..

The Chief Judge said the objective of the conference was to reinforce the capacity of women judges in the judiciary “who are vital stakeholders in the fight against numerous injustices in the polity”.

“It is safe to say that certain vices in society have a greater impact on women and the girl-child and this forum allows for discourse along these lines.

“I must mention that violent crimes against the female gender include sexual slavery and human trafficking, rape and female genital mutilation which still persists despite efforts to eradicate same.

“As such, the forum avails us the opportunity to discuss salient issues arising from policy formation and recent legislations that have the potential of having an impact on women in the society”, the Chief Judge said 

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