CJN charge Judges to uphold impartiality, says Judiciary is the last hope of the common man

CJN Olukayode Ariwoola 

In his address at the opening ceremony of the Biennial Conference of the National Association of Women Judges in Nigeria (NAWJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), urged judges across the country to uphold impartiality and ensure justice prevails in every case they preside over. He emphasized that by doing so, the judiciary can regain public trust.

Justice Ariwoola emphasized the crucial role of the judiciary as the last resort for the common man, underscoring the need for judges to consistently interpret the law without bias or prejudice. He emphasized that judges must approach each case with fairness and objectivity, setting aside personal sentiments and affiliations.

By adhering to these principles, the CJN believes that confidence in the judiciary can be restored, reaffirming its position as a pillar of justice in society.

“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,” the CJN added.

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