Monday, 11 July 2016

Federal High Court judges commence annual vacation, ...till September 9

Judges at the Federal High Courts across the country will today commence their annual vacation.

In a circular signed by the Chief Registrar of the court in Abuja, Mr. Emmanuel Gako, the vacation will commence today and end on September 9.

Normal routine activities of the court is expected to fully resume from September 12.

All judges are expected to proceed for the annual vacation, while two judges have been assigned to sit as vacation judges and handle emergency cases during the period.

Justices Babs Kuewumi and Abdulazeez Anka have been appointed vacation judges to preside over cases during the holidays.

Kuewumi is to begin sittings from July 11 till August 11, while Justice Anka will continue sittings from then, and conclude as the vacation draws to a close.

In an interview, the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court Lagos, Mr. Bellp Okandeji, said the long vacation applies only to the “court” and does not extend to other members of staff.

He said all administrative staff would be available to carry out their normal day-to-day functions.

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