The Federal High Court is set to embark on its Easter vacation from March 31 to April 17, according to a statement signed by the FHC’s Assistant Director of Information, Dr. Catherine Oby-Christopher.
The Chief Judge, Justice Tsoho, disclose this in accordance with the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (b) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 (as amended). The court will resume sitting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, across all judicial divisions.
During the vacation period, the Abuja, Lagos, and Port-Harcourt judicial divisions will remain open to the public only for cases of extreme urgency. Justice Tsoho specified that the Abuja judicial division will cater to cases from the Federal Capital Territory, North Central, North-Western, and North-Eastern parts of the country. Justices Ahmed Mohammed and Donatus Okorowo will preside over cases in this division.
Meanwhile, the Lagos division will handle cases from all the South Western states. Justices T.G. Ringim and A.O. Awogboro will serve as vacation judges at this division. On the other hand, the Port-Harcourt judicial division will be responsible for cases from all states within the South-South and South Eastern geo-political zones. Justices A.T. Mohammed and S.I. Mark will preside over cases in this division.
The Chief Judge instructed the vacation judges and heads of divisions to promptly refer to him all matters that they believe may require his urgent attention and directives. He also wished his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance.
Justice Tsoho’s statement is as follows:
“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 would resume sitting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, in all judicial divisions.
“The vacation judges and heads of divisions are as usual advised to promptly refer to the Hon. Chief Judge all matters which they believe may require His Lordship’s urgent attention and directives.
“The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John T. Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance”