The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Monday in Abuja, asked the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory Judiciary, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, and his Khakis to be fully prepared for temptation and intimidation in the discharge of their judicial functions.
He, however, counseled them to be firm in the face of the challenges so as not to fall by the wayside.
Specifically, the CJN pleaded with them to remain firm and unshaken since good conscience fears no threat.
Performing their inauguration at the Supreme Court, Justice Mohammad implored them to be impartial, fair to all, and apply justice and equity in all their undertakings.
“The times that we are in are quite perilous, so we need judicial officers that will be humble and dispassionate at the helm of affairs,” he said.
Justice Mohammad further asked them to conduct their affairs within the armpit of the law and the oath administered to them.
“The oath you have just taken should not be taken for granted. It is a pledge you have just made to the Almighty God.
“The entire letters and words of the oath you have taken must reside in a prime place of your heart and be generously applied in the daily management of both human and material resources of the Federal Capital Territory Judiciary,” he said.
Also, sworn-in at the occasion are five Khakis for the Sharia Court of Appeal whose appointments were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Salisu Garba, Bashir Danmaisule, Lawa Sule, Abdullahi Adam Al-Ilorin, and a leading Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecutor, Mohammed Salisu Abubakar.