The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, yesterday paid a condolence visit in Abuja on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Kayode Ariwoola, GCON and the family of Hon. Justice Chima Centus Nweze, JSC over the death the Justice of the Supreme Court on Sunday, 30 July, 2023.
Mr. Maikyau expressed the sadness of the Bar over the death of Hon. Justice Nweze, who he described as a cerebral jurist. He urged the family to be consoled by the fact that his lordship led a purposeful life. The NBA President went on to assure the family of the support of the Bar and the readiness of the NBA to fully participate in a befitting burial ceremony for the departed Justice of the Supreme Court.
During his visit to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the NBA President decried the state of welfare of Nigerian judicial officers. His words: “In the last couple of weeks, we have lost judges and Justices to the cold hands of death. This again, bring to fore the issues relating to the welfare of judicial officers and calls for an urgent review of their working conditions. The loss of judges and justices in circumstances that smack of neglect for their health and well-being is completely unacceptable.”
In the NBA President’s entourage were the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Governing Board of the NBA – Human Rights Institute (HRI), Chino Obiagwu, SAN and Wale Fapohunda, SAN.