Covid-19: High court CJ, John Tsoho goes into hibernation after aide contracts virus

Covid-19: High court CJ, John Tsoho goes into hibernation after aide contracts virus


Following a confirmed case of COVID-19 among his aides, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, John Tsoho, has gone on self-isolation.


In a bid to prevent possible spread of the virus, Justice Tsoho has also ordered some key staff in his office to do the same pending the outcome of the results of tests done on him, members of his immediate family and close aides.

A statement by the Information Unit of the court confirming the development said the Federal High Court, “recognises 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.”

Meanwhile, the court authorities on Friday issued a circular for the decontamination and disinfection of the entire offices at the Federal High Court, Abuja, following the Coronavirus outbreak.

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In the light of the foregoing, Deputy Chief Registrar, Administration, Mrs Maimunat Folami, says the Chief Registrar had requested the fumigation of all the offices.


TheNewspad recalls that the Nigerian Senat in November 2019 confirmed the nomination of John Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court alongside the nomination of Benedict Kanyip as the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

Mr Tsoho was on July 26 sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, in an acting capacity.

His appointment followed the retirement of Adamu AbdulKafarati, who attained the retirement age of 65 years on July 25.


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