Justice Tanko Muhammad, Nigeria’s Chief Justice on Monday, enjoined newly appointed judicial officers in the country to eschew unethical t practices in the discharge of their adjudicatory duties.
The CJN gave the charhe in his remark at the opening of the 2022 induction course for newly appointed judicial officers of superior courts held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.
He informed the fresh judges that the judiciary has no place for dishonesty, warning that anybody caught in the web of corruption would be severely dealt with.
He reminded the new judges that they needed to possess outstanding qualities which would set them apart distinctively from other members of the society.
“These indispensable attributes of judicial officers include integrity, impartiality, honesty, transparency and the fear of God, among others.
“This can be achieved by conforming to the Code of Conduct for judicial officers, as the conduct and ethics of a judicial officer is immensely important in order for the public not to lose confidence in the judge and by extension the judiciary as a whole,” he said.