Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen warns judges against use of technicalities to obstruct justice

The Chief Justice of Nigeria – CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has warned judges against the use of technicalities to obstruct justice in the country.

Onnoghen who made the remark on Monday in Abuja when he declared open the 2017 National Energy Workshop for Judges, said judges must not allow technicalities to stand in the way of justice in order to sustain public confidence in the judiciary.

He said the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution would engender timely disposition of cases and encouraged the judges to adopt it adding that the workshop would enlighten the judges on global best practices in confronting the challenges that might arise in the power and petroleum sectors.

He expressed confidence that the workshop would aid the justices and judges in the adjudication and resolution of lingering disputes.

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