The Federal High Court will begin its Easter vacation on March 31.
This was announced by the court’s chief judge, John Tsoho, in a statement on Sunday.
The vacation would last until April 17.
The statement, titled, ‘Notification of 2023 Easter Vacation and Roaster for Vacation Judges’, said, “This is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended). The court resumes sitting on Tuesday, 18th April, 2023, in all judicial divisions.”
According to Mr Tsoho, during the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt judicial divisions shall remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency.
Mr Tsoho said the Abuja judicial division would cater for cases from the Federal Capital Territory, North-Central, North-West and North-East, with Justices Ahmed Mohammed and Donatus Okorowo presiding.
“The Lagos division will cater for cases from all the South-Western states, while the Port Harcourt judicial division will cater for cases from all states within the South-South and South-Eastern geopolitical zones,” added the statement.
The chief judge said while Justices T.G. Ringim and A.O. Awogboro would serve as vacation judges at the Lagos division, Justices A.T. Mohammed and S.I. Mark would preside at the Port Harcourt division during the holiday period.
“The vacation judges and heads of divisions are, as usual, advised to promptly refer to the honourable chief judge all matters which they believe may require His Lordship’s urgent attention and directives,” it explained. “The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honourable Justice John T. Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance.”
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