Senate Confirms Olukayode Ariwoola As CJN

The Senate has approved the appointment of Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Senate Confirms Olukayode Ariwoola As CJN
Olukayode Ariwoola

The confirmation of Ariwoola as was a sequel to his answering of questions asked by the Senators and he was asked to take a bow at 12.45 pm.

Ariwoola has been holding the office since the resignation of Ibrahim Muhammad.

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

In July, President Muhammadu Buhari asked the senate to confirm the appointment of Ariwoola as CJN.

“Pursuant to section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; I forward for confirmation by the Senate of Honourable as the chief justice of Nigeria,” Buhari had said.

The upper legislative chamber confirmed Ariwoola as on Wednesday after Abdullahi Gobir, senate leader, moved a motion to screen him in the “committee of the whole”.

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