The National Judicial Council (NJC) has disclosed it is following laid down processes to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court.

Mr Soji Oye, Director of Information of NJC made the disclosure on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Oye made the disclosure while making clarifications on NJC receiving a nomination list for Supreme Court vacancies from the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).

He said he never had any discussion regarding the list of justices from FJSC for nominations to the Supreme Court with anybody.

While Oye did not confirm or disprove the names on the 22-man shortlist in circulation, he insisted that reports on such matters are always by official press statement from the Council through his office.

The NJC spokesperson cautioned against unverified reports regarding the apex court nominations and the process being followed to fill vacancies on the bench.

Based on the depletion in number of Justices due to retirement and deaths, it was reported that the FJSC had submitted a shortlist to address the vacant positions.

However, Oye called for caution for the public not to mis-informed.