President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to the Senate for confirmation of his appointment.
Okay.ng recalls that the then incumbent CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad resigned from the position on health grounds.
Ariwoola, who was then the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court was sworn in by President Buhari as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, with immediate effect.
Buhari’s request for confirmation of the appointment of Justice Ariwoola as CJN was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Senate during Tuesday’s plenary session at the National Assembly in Abuja.
According to the executive communication, the President is asking the lawmakers in the upper chamber to speedily confirm the appointment.
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