The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho on Thursday, December 17, 2020, warned judges and staff of the court against indiscipline or any forms of rumour mongering in the discharge of their duties.
Tsoho gave the warning at the end of year get-together, retirees send forth and chief judge’s merit award ceremonies of the court.
The chief judge expressed concerns that the coronavirus pandemic did not allow the court to implement some innovations just as it caused loss of lives and disrupted economies around the world.
He expressed optimism that with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, 2021 would be a better year for all.
He, however, promised to improve the welfare of judges and staff as well as ensure that any perceived injustice to any staff was rectified.
“I continue to urge all members of staff to freely communicate with my office and submit their complaints, if any.
“I have despite all odds, addressed the problems of some judges and staff, especially on issues concerning their health,” the chief judge said.
He said that to this effect, various sums of money had been disbursed to judges and staff to assuage their health requirements.
He enjoined all judges and staff of the court to put in more effort in their work.
In his welcome remarks, the Chief Registrar of the Court, Mr Emmanuel Gakko appreciated the chief judge of the court for prioritising the welfare of the staff.
He also noted that with the continuous training staff of the court were enjoying, it was expected that they would be more efficient in the discharge of their duties.
At the end, about 25 retired staff of the court received gifts while the chief judge’s merit award for 2020 went to Mrs Adaora Keazor, a medical officer of the court.