By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN — A professor of Political Science in the University of Ilorin, Professor Mojeed Alabi, has called for the reform of the National Judicial Council, NJC, to ensure checks and balances in government.
Professor Alabi said: “The creation of the NJC was an attempt to turn separation of powers on its head.
“Separation of powers imports checks and balances. Thus, an institution composed wholly of members of the bar and bench, whose membership is controlled overwhelmingly by a single individual (the Chief Justice of Nigeria) who also wields considerable influence in the legal practitioners’ privileges committee and the body of the Benchers, cannot be an instrument for promoting checks and balances in government.”