The National Judicial Council (NJC) has extended the lockdown of all courts till further notice.
A statement signed and issued by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman National Judicial Council, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, recalled that he had in a circular No NJC/HOC/11/631 dated March 23, 2020 directed all Heads of Courts to suspend Court sittings for an initial period of two weeks from March 24, 2020.
He said that”in view of the fact that the initial period of two weeks suspension of Court sittings will expire on April 7, 2020 (today), he hereby extends the suspension of Court sittings till further notice given the lock down measure put in place by the federal and state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19.”
He said however that Courts are to sit particularly “to dispense matters that are urgent, essential or time bound in line with our extant law.”
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