Nigerians Are Encouraged By Judiciary Reforms – Onyekachi Ubani

Channels Television  
Updated May 3, 2013

The chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Onyekachi Ubani, has claimed that Nigerians are encouraged by recent events in the nation’s judiciary such as the punishment erring judges.

While speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast; Show Sunrise Daily, Mr. Ubani said “justice must not only be said to be done but must be seen to be done” and “that is what the present Chief Justice Nigeria (CJN) Justice Aloma Mukhtar is trying to restore, the confidence that has been lost in the system”.

Ubani who admitted that the judiciary is corrupt and needs to be reformed, expressed believe in the CJN’s ability to complete the reforms she has initiated.

Dwelling on the issue of appointment of judges, Mr. Ubani explained that it’s a brave responsibility to be a judge.

He describe the position of a judge as the “temple of justice,” stating it must not be defiled and whoever occupies the position has to be intellectually sound and must posses good integrity and character.