NBA strike stalls judicial activities at FCT High Court

By Alexandra Oladipo

#TrackNigeria: Activities were stalled at FCT High Court, Apo, as lawyers complied with  directive of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to boycott the courts nationwide for two days to protest suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria.

At the Apo High Court complex on Tuesday, all the courts did not proceed with cases slated for the day.

Lawyers who came to court, said they were around to get new dates.

The NBA, after its National Executive Committee meeting on Monday, resolved to boycott the courts nationwide for two days to protest Onnoghen’s suspension.

The NBA said the boycott was to press for the reversal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend Onnoghen and appoint an acting Chief Judge

The NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, said “The decision of NEC is to show displeasure of the body of lawyers with regards to what has happened so far.

“It has been decided by the NBA NEC that lawyers should go on a two-day boycott of courts nationwide from Tuesday Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30.” (NAN)

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