Federal Republic of Nigeria

NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

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HON. DR. JUSTICE I. TANKO MUHAMMAD, CFR, JSC GCON , Chief Justice of Nigeria & The Chairman, National Judicial Council

From the Chairman's Desk

The National Judicial Council is one of the Federal Executive Bodies created by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Amongst other functions, it is responsible for the Appointment, Promotion and Discipline of Judicial Officers. The Council has through various Reforms ensured that it protects and preserves the sanctity of the Judiciary. It is our desire to foster a justice system that is fair, speedy and meets the hope of all men.

MISSION

For efficient and effective administration of justice in Nigeria.

VISION

A Judiciary that is integrity-driven with adequate measures to enhance timely and equitable dispensation of justice in Nigeria.

COMMITTEES IN NJC

  • Interview of Nominees for Appointment as Judicial Officers of Superior Courts of Record.
  • Review of The 1999 Constitution.
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APPOINTMENT RULES

Extant revised NJC Guidelines and Procedural rules for the appointment of Judicial Officers of all superior courts of record in Nigeria are as follows:

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NATIONAL JUDICIAL POLICY

The National Judicial Council is a body established under section 153(1) of the Constitution with power relating to appointments and exercise of displinary..

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