A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Amina Augie says it is the responsibility of judicial officers to always adjudicate and resolve disputes among litigants.
Justice Augie stated this in Abuja, at a reception organized by the Nigerian Law School Class of 89/90 in honor of the new president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau.
She said people would not exist without justice adding that development and prosperity prevail in a just society.
In his speech, the President of the NBA, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau pledged his commitment to deliver on the task before the bar and emphasized the need for members to protect the integrity of the judiciary as well as to discharge their functions without fear or favour.
Speaking on allegations of corruption leveled against judicial officers in the country, the NBA President said such allegations were not true and urged lawyers to rise up to speak against it.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and many senior Justices and Senior Advocates of Nigeria as well as members of the Nigerian Bar Association class of 89/90 attended the event.