Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC has hailed President Jonathan over the appointment of Justice Aloma Muktar as Chief Justice of Nigeria. NLC President Abdulwaheed Omar said in a letter to the president that “On behalf of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC, I write to congratulate you on the appointment of Justice Aloma Muktar as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“With this appointment, Mr. President has demonstrated yet another commitment to the delivery of quality governance and merit driven decisions which is exemplified in this particular appointment.
NLC seems very impressed with Justice Mukthar’s background. “With a background of fearlessness, and incorruptibility we are convinced that Justice Muktar is capable of conducting credible reforms in the judicial arm of government to the satisfaction of majority of Nigerians who have been advocating for reforms that will ensure justice and fairness to all as well as positively impact on our collective desire for a corruption free society”Omar said.
“We believe Mr. President that a sound and dependable judiciary is critical to the sustenance of democracy, and a judicial officer of Justice Muktar’s standing is what we desire for our country to deepen democratic governance where all citizens will be considered equal before the law.
“ Mr. President, for us we have confidence in the new Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Muktar, whose past gives us hope for a better, people driven judicial system. Once again, on behalf of Nigerian workers we commend you for this historic appointment, being the first Nigerian President to appoint a female judge as CJN. This has justified our longstanding commitment to the struggle for gender balancing at all levels in our country.
The congress pledged to partner with the new CJN “We are prepared to partner with the new Chief Justice in the quest to reposition the Judiciary for justice and fairness in the sustenance of democracy in the interest of the nation.