Wed. Apr 8th, 2020

Breaking: CJN Orders the Closure of All Courts for 2 Weeks over COVID-19

Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Justice Tanko Muhammad today issued out an order to all Heads of Courts in Nigeria to shutdown all courts for two weeks in the first instance as a preventive measure.

The CJN, in a statement he issued on the official website of the National Judicial Council, NJC, said the measure became necessary, in view of the reality of the COVID-19 in the country.

He said as preventive steps, all Heads of Courts, should suspend Court sittings for an initial period of two weeks at the first instance, except in matters that are urgent, essential or time bound according to the extant laws.

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