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Walter Onnoghen, Nigeria’s Chief Justice in the federation has called on officers in the judiciary to strictly abide by their oaths of office, says
provisions of the country’s constitution and laws has improved justice delivery

Onnoghen made the remarks after
swearing in Justice Abdu Kafarati as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High
Court on Saturday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
reports that Kafarati was sworn in to replace Justice Ibrahim Auta, who retired
from the service on Sept.16 on attaining the compulsory retirement age of 65.
The CJN said the duties of the
judges required them to stay above board, adding that the oath of office had
compelled them to do justice to all.
“But it is also important to remind
you that in performing that role, you must be bold and fearless not minding
whose ox is gored.
“The public still holds it
perception about the judiciary, but ensure that your decisions and actions
would assist in deepening the country’s unity.
“I want to also urge all the judges
to support the acting chief judge to succeed in his new office,’’ he said.
On the out gone Chief Judge,
Onnoghen expressed delight on his contribution to the country’s jurisprudence.
The CJN said Justice Auta would
forever be remembered for his impeccability, incorruptibility and sound
judgments that had helped in strengthening law practice.
“No judicial officer is immune or
speared from criticisms. You had your fair share and you have left us today. We
thank you for weathering those storms,’’ he said.
NAN reports that justice Kafarati,
born in 1954 in Kwami, Gombe State got called into the Nigerian Bar between
Oct.1975 and June 1978.

NAN further reports that before this
latest appointment, justice Kafarati was a judge at the Abuja Division of the
court.

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