Coronavirus: CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, Orders Shuts Down of All Courts


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammad, has ordered shutdown of all courts in the country from tomorrow.

This contained in a circular he personally signed today.

It reads: “Further to my earlier Circular Ref. No. NJC/CIR/HOC/II/629 dated 20th March, 2020, on the above subject matter.

“In view of the reality of the COVID-19 in the country and in order to take further preventive steps, all Heads of Courts are, from tomorrow, the 24th day of March, 2020, directed to 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 our extant laws.

“Your Lordships are hereby directed to bring the content of this Circular to the notice of all Stakeholders in justice administration, please.”


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