Extend Retirement Age Of Supreme Court Justices To 100 Years – Afe Babalola Advises FG
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A legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, on Wednesday proposed 100 years as retirement age for Supreme Court Justices from 70.
This is contained in a statement issued by Tunde Olofintila, the Director, Corporate Information of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Babalola, founder of ABUAD, made the call at the virtual launch of books in honour of Rtd Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, CFR, of the Supreme Court to mark his retirement from the bench on attaining 70.
He canvassed for a review of the age of retirement of judges, especially those of the Supreme Court Justice from the current 70 to 100 or more if life service is not possible.” There is an urgent need for reform of our judicial system.
This is with particular regards to the age of judges, most especially those at the Supreme Court.
“Experience has shown that a person becomes wiser and more experienced as he advances in age.