Sesugh Akume petitions CJN over alleged marginalisation in judicial appointment

A public coverage analyst, Sesugh Akume, on Friday petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Olukayode Ariwoola over alleged injustice and imbalance within the appointment of judges for the Plateau State Excessive Courtroom.

Sesugh, who disclosed this in a press release he personally signed and made out there to journalists in Abuja, stated feminine judges have been marginalized within the latest appointment made by the Nationwide Judicial Council (NJC) for the Excessive Courtroom in Plateau.

In line with him, the NJC had inside the month, introduced the “advice of its interview committee to nominate 5 (5) judges of the Excessive Courtroom in Plateau, as follows: i. Charles Donlong ii. Ashashabu Suleiman Wase iii. Shikamma Kassam Shittu iv. Mary Abah Izam v. Nanle Titus Komak.

“It was noticed that of the 5 individuals solely the fourth on the record, Mary Abah Izam, is feminine, indicating twenty p.c (20%) feminine illustration.

“It ought to be recalled, nonetheless, that the Nationwide Gender Coverage (NGP) 2006, mandates public establishments in Nigeria to order thirty 5 p.c (35%) of all positions completely for girls.

“I, due to this fact, respectfully dropped at his lordship’s consideration that the NJC’s interview committee’s advice not being in consonance with the letter and spirit of this nationwide coverage, presents the notion of the continued discrimination in opposition to girls in judicial appointments as much as this point in time.

“Additionally that, particularly, the NJC, the apex and regulatory physique which is of the judiciary to be seen as going in opposition to a nationwide coverage which seeks to create stability, and a fairer society, however relatively be seen as rising inequality and/or being detached to discrimination in opposition to girls shouldn’t be inspired.

“I, due to this fact, urged his lordship, as chairman of the NJC, to make use of your good workplaces to right this historic injustice and set the tempo for the judiciary in Nigeria to mirror extra gender stability, now and at all times, starting with this newest advice for appointment within the Plateau state judiciary”.






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