In a letter sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the NBA President, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN informed that all attempts to establish personal communication with the Minister has been met with futility, and strongly expressed his reservations over comments made the Minister, Dame Pauline Tallen about a Federal High Court Judgement.
It was reported on the 15th of October that at the Annual General Meeting of her alma mater, the Honourable Minister took a swipe at the judgement of the Federal High Court in SUIT NO: FHC/CS/YL/12/22 BETWEEN: Mallam Nuhu Ribadu Vs APC & 2Ors.
The NBA noted that while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of the Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting of her alma mater, Federal Government Girls’ College, Bida, the minister had referred to the said judgment of the Federal High Court as “a kangaroo judgement” and also went on to justify her remarks with comments which were disrespectful and contemptuous of the court.
While noting that the NBA does not have any interest in the matter and holds no brief for any of the parties to the dispute, the President of the Bar restated the NBA‘s steadfastness and commitment to its responsibility of protecting the integrity and independence of the courts.
“The association does not and will not take kindly the action of any person or group of persons which treats the Court and its processes or proceedings with levity and contempt,” he said.
“Your comments were clearly calculated to impugn the integrity of the Court, bring it to disrepute and incite the public against the Judiciary.
Below read the full letter.