Judges Barred From Uploading Pictures On Social Media


Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Judge of Nigeria, CJN, on Monday barred judges from uploading pictures of their personal activities on social media.

Onnoghen, while speaking in Abuja, said it is wrong for judicial officers to discuss matters of public interest on the internet.

According to the CJN, “as judicial officers, you must refrain from posting matters of public interest on social media.
“You must also desist from uploading pictures of your personal activities online. In the light of the aforesaid, caution is obviously the operative word," he said during the induction course for newly appointed judges in Abuja.
Aside enjoining the new Judges to always be punctual, the CJN, also implored them to deploy Information Technology, ICT, tools in the discharge of their duties.
“It is apt to mention that technology continues to match inexorably onward in today’s society. As a result, those within the legal community and judges in particular have no choice but to deploy ICT tools in the discharge of their duties.
“This will definitely aid in managing the pace of cases in courts”, he added.

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