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Onnoghen re-affirms judiciary’s commitment to fight corruption

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Justice Walter Onnoghen. PHOTO: TWITTER/PRESIDENCY

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has re-affirmed commitment of the judiciary to the on-going fight against corruption in the country.

Onnoghen, who spoke yesterday at the 33rd yearly judges conference of the Federal High Court in Abuja, however, pleaded for adequate funding of the judiciary to enable it cope with numerous challenges confronting the sector.

The Chief Justice, represented by the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, called for greater attention to the Federal High Court as one of the most strategic and significant arms of the nation’s judiciary.

He stated that the conference was an avenue for judges to appraise past events and prepare for fresh challenges.

Onnoghen, who commended the out-going Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for sustaining the tradition of the court, expressed optimism that the incoming Chief Judge will uphold the achievements of the court.

However, Justice Auta, who stated that this year’s conference was held in Abuja because of its importance to him, being the last one he was attending in his capacity as the Chief Judge of the court, said that the tradition of moving the conference round the country was not jettisoned for lack of funds but rather, to afford him the opportunity of meeting his friends and well-wishers, who ordinarily may not wish to attend the conference outside Abuja.iable desire to get rich quick.

Meanwhile, the Canadian government has sought collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with the aim of expanding inter-agency collaboration and exchange of information between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the anti-graft agency.



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