Nigerian Judges Are Not Corrupt – NBA President

Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), the president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has commented on the popular belief that Nigerian court officials are corrupt.

The notion that the Nigerian judiciary is corrupt, according to Maikyau, is untrue.

Therefore, Maikyau has urged lawyers to speak up and confront the unfavorable narrative in order to provide the nation and the world a truthful picture of the institution.

Maikyau said this at the reception in his honour by the Nigeria Law School class of 1990, which was held in Abuja over the weekend.

“Let us speak up so the country and beyond would know that we are not a people called to this profession that can be compromised. I will tell you one example, my Lord, Justice Amina Augie doesn’t have a personal car; she has never bought a car for herself, that I knows

“All the cars that my lord has used since high court have been given to her by reason of the offices my lord has served.”

Maikyau also described Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and special guest of honor, as a man with no history of corruption.

The  CJN Ariwoola praised Maikyau for being elected NBA president and tasked him with working hard to create numerous Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) and judges while in office.