The Chief of Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammed, has lamented the worsening state of affairs in the country.
Tanko who spoke on Friday in Abuja when he delivered a goodwill message at the unveiling of the legislative agenda of the ninth House of Representatives tasked the legislature to initiate legislations that will ameliorate the living standards of Nigerians.
The CJN who was represented by Justice John Tsoho declared the support of the judiciary for the legislature in the task ahead.
“In your ninth House Legislative Agenda, you should endeavour to carry on board the general welfare and well-being of all Nigerians. The times are quite unfavourable, to say the least. The general climate in the country is literally inclement.
“The security challenges across the country are gaining momentum by the day; and the right legislation should be put in place to arrest the tide. The economic weather too is quite unfriendly. The purchasing power of an average Nigerian is waning. It is no more news that unemployment now governs the labour market. As you settle down to roll out your agenda for the ninth assembly, I crave your indulgence to fashion out new laws that will address the plethora of problems plaguing our nation” Tanko said.
On the rule of law, the CJN said, “We will on our part, as usual, vigorously pursue the observance of the rule of law for all citizens. There is no sacred cow anywhere, as no one is above the law, no matter his or her position in the society.
“Justice must be served without fear or favour. Every law of the land must be obeyed. Let me assure everyone present here that the consequences of disobeying lawful orders will too grave to bear”.