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Breaking news: Ill-health: Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, set to throw in towel

Muhammad, who has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005 and assumed office as Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2019, has been in the eye of the storm in the past week with other justices in the Apex Court alleging poor welfare and salaries among others.

Baring last minute change, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed is set to resign on health grounds.

Muhammad, who has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005 and assumed office as Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2019, has been in the eye of the storm in the past week with other justices in the Apex Court alleging poor welfare and salaries among others.

He has called the shots as the Presidet of the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

Persecondnews recalls that Muhammad’s colleagues also cited failure to replace dilapidated vehicles, accommodation problems, poor healthcare services at the Supreme Court clinic, lack of internet services in their chambers and poor electricity supply.

They accused the CJN of being unconcerned about the issues despite drawing his attention to them.

The CJN’s resignation was announced as “report just coming in” on AriseTV programme, the Morning Show by the anchor, Dr Reuben Abati, on Monday, monitored by Persecondnews.

The justices called Mr Tanko’s attention to an internal memo served by the Chief Registrar, which notified judges that electricity would be supplied to the court between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, due to the lack of diesel.

Other issues covered the non-signing of amended Court Rules, an abrupt stoppage of foreign workshops and training per annum for justices and no provision of qualified legal assistants.

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