Hey there, middle schoolers! Big news from the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. He recently announced that the Supreme Court is about to have more justices than ever before. How cool is that?
So, here’s the deal. The Supreme Court had been facing a problem. A bunch of judges were retiring, and it brought the number of justices down to just 10. That’s not enough to handle all the important cases that come their way. But don’t worry, Justice Ariwoola is here to save the day!
He explained that his predecessor had already tried to fix this issue, but it didn’t work out. When Justice Ariwoola took office in June 2022, he knew he had to do something about it. He started working hard to make sure the Supreme Court gets the right number of justices as required by the law.
You might be wondering, why is it so important to have 21 justices? Well, it’s all about following the rules. The law says that the Supreme Court should have 21 justices, and it’s been like that for a long time. But for some reason, they haven’t been able to meet that requirement. Justice Ariwoola wants to change that and make sure the Supreme Court follows the law.
Justice Ariwoola also talked about the importance of having an independent judiciary. That means the courts should be free to make their own decisions without any interference. He believes that this independence should be protected by laws, not just at the national level but also at the state level. This way, everyone can trust that the courts are fair and unbiased.
Justice Ariwoola made a promise to the people of Nigeria. He said that the judiciary is more trustworthy than ever before and that they will work even harder to deliver justice. Their goal is to make Nigeria a country that is respected for following the rule of law and the constitution. They want both the citizens and the international community to have confidence in the Nigerian justice system.
So, there you have it, middle schoolers. The Supreme Court is about to get more justices, and Justice Ariwoola is determined to make sure everything is fair and just. It’s exciting to see how the judiciary is working to protect our rights and make our country a better place. Stay tuned for more updates!