Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria has gone into self- isolation with his immediate family, and has ordered some key staff to do same.
They are to remain in self isolation until their results are out , this is due to a confirmed case of Covid-19 amongst his aids.
On Friday, Catherine Nwandu ,the courts acting information officer made this statement:
“The Honorable, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice John T. Tsoho has gone on self isolation and ordered some key staff in his office to do same, pending the results of screening tests done for the Chief Judge, members of his immediate family and close aids, following a confirmed case of COVID -19 among his official aids.
“The Federal High Court recognizes that health and safety are paramount in the sphere of justice delivery.
“The court is thus following medical protocols and all precautionary measures for the COVID – 19 prescribed by global and national health authorities.
“His lordship has further encouraged strict compliance with the precautionary medical protocols issued by national and international health authorities to curb the spread of COVID 19.”
“He urged the staff of the court to go about their lawful duties while ensuring that they are well protected.
“The Chief Judge is deeply moved by the prayers and well wishes of colleagues, staff, extended family and friends, and appreciates them for keeping faith at this moment. ”
The court also directed that all offices in the court building in Abuja be fumigated.
“I am directed to inform you that the Chief Registrar has requested the fumigaton of all the offices, including court halls, judges’ chambers, Chief Registrar’s office, Accounts, Stores, Admin, library, litigation offices at the headquarters on Saturday 18th July 2020, commencng from 10am prompt.”
“It would be highly appreciated if you will detail one of your staff to supervise the opening and locking up of your office(s) on the aforesaid date.”