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Buhari asks Senate to confirm Justice Ariwoola as CJN

By Jimisayo Opanuga
26 July 2022   |   11:58 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a request to the House of Senate to confirm the nomination of Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. Photo/FACEBOOK/MuhammaduBuhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday’s plenary.

“According 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. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria,” Buhari said.

“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.”

Buhari appointed Justice Ariwoola as the CJN afterf the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on 27 June 2022.

The president also forwarded the names of five nominees to the Senate for confirmation of appointment as non-executive directors of the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The Senate also received a list of 19 nominees for confirmation as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the president. Five of the REC nominees are for renewal of appointments while 14 are for fresh appointments.