NJC Dismisses Fake Letter Claiming to Surrender Powers to Governors
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 14, 2023
The National Judicial Council NJC has dismissed a letter claiming that it is surrendering its statutory powers and functions on judges’ appointments and promotions to state governors.
This was made known in a statement issued yesterday by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye,
The NJC said that the letter, addressed to the Chief Judge of Kebbi State and purportedly signed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, did not emanate from the Council or the CJN adding that there is no iota of truth to the letter.
While advising the general public to discountenance the letter and its content, the Council says it has reported the unfortunate case to the relevant security agencies with a view to investigate and bring to book whoever is the act.