The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has advised judges in the country to always strive to uphold the integrity of the judiciary.

He urged them shun unethical conduct, including corruption, because the onus was on judges to continue to protect the sanctity of the Judiciary.

Onnoghen noted that the Judiciary was undergoing difficult times, but said the task was on members of the Bench to endure reversal of the current trend.

The CJN spoke in Abuja yesterday at the swearing-in ceremony of Ibrahim Imam as the Acting Grand Kadi of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal.

He urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the Judiciary, noting that it was only God, who rules the hearts of men that can direct lawyers and judges to embark on positive courses.

The CJN urged Imam allow himself to always be guided by the Almighty God and the law when ruling in the affairs of people.

“You must ensure that justice is served irrespective of the leanings of parties.

“You also require prayers and close intimacy with God to perform your duties well.

“In the circumstance, I urge the family members to always pray to God on your behalf and to also try to make the home peaceful,’’ Onnoghen said.

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