- Just one day after he was sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad on Thursday, July 24, made his first promise to Nigerians
- CJN Muhammad said that he will fight corruption in the judicial system of the country
- Muhammad said that he will deal with those who try to pervert judgment by negotiating bribe for persons standing trials
Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, July 24, said that he will do his utmost to fight corruption in Nigeria's judicial system.
CJN Muhammad, speaking to journalists in Abuja, said: "Anybody who is not satisfied with the job and he wants money, the judiciary or judicial line is not a place for money-making."
The CJN stressed that he will deal with those who try to negotiate bribe between judges and persons standing trials in court with the aim of perverting justice, Premium Times reports.
He said: “I’m sure any judge or any justice who is in his real sense can never ask somebody to go and collect money for him because he knows that he is being paid by the government for what he does.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that . This was confirmed after a brief swearing-in ceremony conducted in Abuja for him, The
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that in a letter to the Senate on Thursday, July 11, President Muhammadu Buhari requested for the confirmation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as Nigeria's CJN.
The letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during the plenary revealed the request came on the heels of the recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) on behalf of Muhammad.
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