Nigerian judges are going on vacation for two months in July.
This vacation is coming after the nation’s judiciary had been shut down for over two months due to the industrial action by the judicial workers union.
JUSUN members had on April 6 shut down courts across the country for at least 64 days to press for the financial independence of the judiciary.
According to reports, courts like the Federal High Court and the FCT High Court have already issued their notices of judges’ vacation.
NewsWireNGR also gathered that the Supreme Court judges would be starting their vacation on Monday, July 19 and will resume for the new 2021/2022 legal year in September.
Many courts that have not issued their notice of judges’ vacation are expected to do so before the end of the week.
In a circular dated July 6 and addressed to all judges of the Federal High Court, the Chief Judge, John Tsoho, said in a statement on Monday that the court’s judges’ vacation will commence from Monday, July 26 to September 17, 2021.
Mr Tsoho said the vacation was to enable the court’s judges have their “well-deserved rest,” while preparing for the new legal year.
The Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Abuja, Salisu Garba, has similarly declared July 26 as the commencement of the vacation of the court’s judges.
The judges will hold their last sittings on July 23 (a Friday) to mark the end of the 2020/2021 legal year and resume for the 2021/2022 legal year on September 6.