House of Reps pass resolution to urge FG to recruit more justices of the Supreme Court

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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to urge the Federal Government to recruit more justices of the Supreme Court.

According to the lawmakers, this is to speed up the dispensation of justice in the country.

The motion was raised as a matter of urgent public importance by the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok Luke.

In leading the debate, Onofiok said the number of Supreme Court Justices was reduced to 18 and he was aware another Justice was due for retirement.

He added that the full complement of the Supreme Court should be 21 Justices and if more were not appointed soon, the pressure of delivering Justice may overburden the rest.

The motion was voted on and adopted.