NBA laments judicial officers’ poor welfare, working conditions

The Nigerian Bar Association has decried the poor welfare of judiciary officers across the country.

The NBA president, Yakubu Maikyau, said the death of Justice Chima Nweze and John Mallong last week had brought the need to review the working conditions of the judiciary officials to the fore.

According to him, the loss of Judges and Justices indicated neglect for their health conditions, describing the development as unacceptable.

A statement by the NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, on Thursday, quoted Maikyau as saying this when he paid a condolence visit to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Kayode Ariwoola, and the family of the late Justice Chima Nweze.

The NBA President was quoted as saying, “In the last couple of weeks, we have lost judges and justices to the cold hands of death. This again, brings to the fore the issues relating to the welfare of judicial officers and calls for an urgent review of their working conditions. The loss of judges and justices in circumstances that smack of neglect for their health and well-being is completely unacceptable. ”

Maikyau urged Justice Nweze’s family to be consoled by the fact that he led a purposeful life.

The NBA President also assured the family of the support of the Bar and the readiness of the NBA to fully participate in a befitting burial ceremony for the departed Justice of the Supreme Court.

It was earlier reported that a Supreme Court Justice, Nweze, and a Judge in the Federal High Court, Peter Mallong, died after brief illnesses recently.

While Nweze died on Saturday, Mallong passed on on Sunday.