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COVID-19: CJN Extends Suspension Of Court Sittings

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad on Monday extended the suspension of court sittings till further notice.

This is to support the lockdown order by the Federal and State Government to halt the spread of COVID-19.

The extension comes two weeks after he had ordered all heads of courts in the country to suspend court sittings which initially took effect on March 24.

The CJN, however, noted that courts can sit for urgent and time-bound matters.

COVID-19: CJN Extends Suspension Of Court Sittings

“In view of the fact that the initial two weeks suspension of courts sittings will expire on 7th April 2020, I hereby extend the suspension of court sittings till further notice, given the lockdown measure put in place by Federal and some state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19,” the CJN’s statement read in part.

“Your lordships are, however, to note that courts are expected to sit particularly to dispense matters that are urgent, essential or time-bound in line with our extant laws.”

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