The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to recruit more justices of the Supreme Court.
The House of Representatives urged the Federal Government on the need to recruit more justices through a resolution passed on Thursday.
The motion was raised as a matter of urgent public importance by the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Onofiok Luke.
In leading the debate, Onofiok said the number of Supreme Court Justices was reduced to 18 and he is aware another Justice is due for retirement.
“Currently, there are 13 Supreme Court justices which cannot constitute two panels, as seven justices are required by the constitution to form a panel,” he said.
He added that the full complement of the Supreme Court should be 21 Justices and if more are not appointed soon, the pressure of delivering Justice may overburden the rest.
The motion was voted on and adopted by the lawmakers who believe that the recruitment of more justices will speed up the dispensation of justice in the country.