Covid-19 Court Lockdown: NJC Sets Up 10-Man Committee


The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its 91st Meeting held online on 22nd and 23rd April, 2020, has constituted a 10-man Committee to come up with urgent practical strategic measures to be put in place in order to ensure Courts continue to function despite the lockdown and Covid-19 challenges;

The Members are:
Hon. Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, CFR – Chairman
Hon. Justice M. B. Dongban-Mensem – Member
Hon. Justice J. T. Tsoho – Member
Hon. Justice B. B. Kanyip – Member
Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello – Member
Hon. Justice Kashim Zannah, CON – Member
Hon. Justice O. A. Ojo – Member
Paul Usoro, SAN – Member
Mr. A. B. Mahmoud, OON, SAN – Member
Mr. D. D. Dodo, SAN – Member

The Committee, inter-alia, has the following Terms of Reference:

To come up with Guidelines or template for implementation;

To explore possible areas of collaboration between the Judiciary and the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, stakeholders in the Justice Administration and Development Partners in Justice Administration Sector; and
Any other measures that the Committee may deem fit in realising these objectives.

The Committee has fourteen (14) days to submit its Report.

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