Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, has urged judges and lawyers to constantly endeavor to uphold the integrity of the rule of law.
During a ceremony on Monday in Abuja to celebrate the start of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory’s 2022–2023 legal year, Justice Baba– Yusuf gave the advice.
The start of the federal capital territory’s high court’s 2022–2023 academic year is crucial for the judiciary as well as society because it shines a spotlight on issues like the administration of justice, the rule of law, and the difficulties that lawyers and judges experience.
Justice Sylvester Orji led the lawyers in a Thanksgiving worship service.
At the event, the chief justice delivered an account of the court’s accomplishments at the closing session, but he also warned the Bar and Bench that as the general elections in 2023 approach, Nigerians have high expectations for the judiciary.
The FCT branch of the Body of Senior Advocates and the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, both expressed their willingness to assist in the prompt administration of justice.
A total of 8,831 cases were carried from the previous legal year (2020–2021) to the FCT High Court and Magistrate courts during the 2021–2022 period, while 7,049 new cases were assigned to the High Court during that year, and 4,564 cases were already cleared by the High Court.