Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad has stated that no nation progresses by disobeying court orders.
The CJN who spoke at the seventh convocation ceremony of Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja where he and Chief Rasaq Okoya of Eleganza group received a honorary Doctorate Degree in Law and Doctor of Business Administration, also expressed how sad he is with youths going into kidnapping, armed robbery and other vices.
He further stated that under his watch, the judiciary will continue to serve as the hope of everybody in the society.
He said: “Like I always say, the Nigerian judiciary will always be the hope of everybody, irrespective of race, status in the society. We uphold the total adherence to the rule of law by all citizens because it is the bastion of genuine democracy.
“Needless to say that the disobedience of lawful court orders is antithetical to a nation’s growth and progress. It is our passionate desire to place the Nigerian judiciary in that strategic position where the country can occupy pride of place among the comity of nations.”