NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL RECOMMENDS APPOINTMENT OF JUSTICE TANKO MUHAMMAD AS SUBSTANTIVE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA.

Written by on July 11, 2019

National Judicial Council in an Emergency Meeting has recommend to President MUHAMMADU BUHARI, the appointment of Justice TANKO MUHAMMAD, as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The Meeting which was initially presided over by Justice UMARU ABDULLAHI, considered and approved the recommendation of its Interview Committee that screened the two candidates presented by the Federal Judicial Service Commission to it for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Council also considered notification of retirements of Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Chief Judges of Gombe, Edo, Niger, Ebonyi and Acting Chief Judge of Kebbi States as well as 9 other Judicial Officers from the Federal High Court, High Courts in Gombe, Delta, Edo, Imo, Benue and Katsina States.

Council at the Meeting also commended President MUHAMMADU BUHARI, for his unequivocal position on the financial autonomy for the States Judiciary and called on the various State Executives to as a matter of urgency, commence its immediate implementation.

The newly appointed Heads of Court will be sworn-in after the approval of the President and their respective State Governors and confirmation by the Senate and State Houses of Assembly.

 


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