However, there is hope that the court will soon have its full complement of 21 justices, with authorities fast-tracking the process of appointing 11 new justices.
The apex court currently has 11 Justices, which will reduce to 10 on Friday when Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad retires.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, has already called for nominations from the Nigerian Bar Association and heads of courts to ensure that the selection process is transparent and fair.
The National Judicial Council has committed to completing the process before the end of next month, and there is a sense of urgency to do so, given the concern expressed by many about the state of affairs at the Supreme Court.
A valedictory court session has been scheduled to mark the retirement of Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad, who will be leaving the bench on Friday.
Justice Ariwoola said that the situation is a critical moment for the Nigerian judiciary, and it is imperative that they ensure the appointment of these 11 new justices as soon as possible to ensure that justice is served and the rule of law upheld.