The Federal Judicial Service Commission FJSC – Nigeria
The Federal Judicial Service Commission has been in existence since 1954. The Chairman of the Commission is the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Other members of the commission are the President of the Court of Appeal, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, two senior legal practitioners and two non-lawyers appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The body advises the National Judicial Council on the appointment and dismissal of senior judicial officers including the Chief Justice, Justice of the Supreme Court and judges of the Federal Court of Appeal and High Courts.
The Commission also deals with the appointment, discipline and promotion of the support staff of the judiciary including the Chief Registrars, Registrars and Deputy Registrars of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal High Court.
The Judicial Service Commission is one of the most active federal public commissions. It has handled petitions against judges with dispatch and several judges have been dismissed based on its recommendations.