Breaking: CJN Shuts All Courts In Nigeria Over Coronavirus

March 23, 2020
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Breaking: CJN Shuts All Courts In Nigeria Over Coronavirus

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Muhammad Tanko, has ordered that all courts in the nation to suspend judicial activities in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Naija News reports that the CJN gave the directive on Monday evening, March 23.

This online news platform understands that the directive is coming after the CJN had on Friday, issued a circular mandating all staff and court visitors (including lawyers, litigants, press, orderlies), to undergo screening at the court entrance.

According to the notice, “anyone who refuses to undergo temperature screening at the entrance should be sent back.”

On Monday, CJN Tanko directed all courts to close for at least two weeks, effective from Tuesday, March 24.

The CJN, however, said matters which are time-bound would be treated.

“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,” he said.

“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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