CJN Tanko Muhammad to Resign over Health Issues

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad is to step down from his position.

Tanko whose knowledge of the law was acquired through his Islamic Law degree is allegedly set to resign over health issues.

However, there’s a growing discontent amongst his fellow justices who have been lamenting his leadership’s failure to replace dilapidated vehicles, accommodation problems, poor healthcare services at the Supreme Court clinic, and poor electricity supply.

The justices also lamented the increase in electricity tariffs, no modified allowances to reflect the increase in diesel prices, and lack of internet services in their chambers.

Other issues contained in the letter were, 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.

Muhammad has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2005 and was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria in 2019.

He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal.

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