Senate, on Wednesday, waded into the feud between the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, and 14 justices of the Supreme Court.
The aggrieved apex court justices had, in a letter addressed to the CJN, but circulated widely, accused Muhammad of neglecting their welfare, sidelining them in the management of the apex court’s affairs, the deteriorating condition of services generally, and the state of the litigation department.
The CJN denied the allegations, lambasting the aggrieved justices for making their grievances public.
On Wednesday, while speaking during plenary, Senate President Ahmad Lawan said the legislature must take interest in happenings within the judiciary to enable the lawmakers finding a solution to issues of concern.
Lawan, therefore, mandated the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters under the chairmanship of Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti) to wade into the Supreme Court matter.
According to the Senate President, “We must have interest in what is happening in the judicial arm of government with a view to bringing solution to the issue.
“Our Standing Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters should get involved and find out what the real issue is so that the National Assembly can help out.”