The House of Representatives on today passed a resolution asking the Federal Government to recruit more justices to the Supreme Court to speed up the dispensation of justice in the country.
The motion was raised as a matter of urgent public importance by the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok Luke who said the number of Supreme Court Justices is depleted to 13 even as another Justice is due for retirement.
“Currently, there are 13 Supreme Court justices which cannot constitute two panels, as seven justices are required by the constitution to form a panel,” he noted, adding that the full complement of the Supreme Court should be 21 Justices and if more are not appointed soon, the pressure of delivering Justice may overburden the rest.
The motion was voted on and adopted.
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