Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola As CJN

The President, Muhammadu Buhari has asked to confirm Olukayode Ariwoola, the most senior justice of the supreme court, as the confirmed Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

 

Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola As CJN
Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm As CJN

Recall that President Buhari had last month sworn in Ariwoola as the acting CJN following the sudden resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko on health grounds.

Tanko resigned after 14 justices of the apex court accused him of abandoning his responsibilities as the leader of the court.

The judges also accused Tanko of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international training.

has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm the nomination of Hon. as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Buhari’s request was in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

The letter reads, “Pursuant to Section 231(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Hon. as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“While I hope that the submission will be considered in the usual expeditious manner, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

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