The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has assured that the Judiciary under his watch will “always uphold the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution.”
The CJN gave the assurance on Friday, during the commissioning of the Justice Mary Odili Judicial Institute, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Ariwoola assured that the Judiciary will ensure “strict adherence to all binding Court orders”.
The CJN said the Courts “exist to protect the right of citizens against oppression or repression” and promised that Judicial officers in Nigeria will “protect that right.”
Ariwoola noted that the time has come for the Nigerian Judiciary to “take its pride of place in the African continent.”
The CJN also condemned the idea of Chief Judges going “cap in hand” to the State Governors to ask for money, noting that the Country has what it takes to go beyond that stage.
Justice Ariwoola, further stated that Governor Nyesom Wike, has shown a good example that should be emulated especially with his contributions to the development of the Country’s Judiciary.
The CJN described Wike as a shining light in the legal profession