Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed and approved the appointment of 18 new justices for the court of appeal which names were announced months ago.
There has been criticism, debates about the names and regions represented created delays coupled with the President short holiday away.
The recommendations to Justices was made by the National Judicial Council chaired by Tanko Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The approval was contained in a letter through Chief of Staff to the President Prof. IBRAHIM GAMBARI to the Chief Justice Tanko Mohammed.
The letter and parts of it read:
“l am pleased to advise you that, pursuant to section 237 & Section 238 of the 1999 Constitution, his excellency, Mr. President has approved the appointment of the following jurists as Justices of the court of appeal, subject to their official seniority at the bench.
“Kindly advise the newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal accordingly and, also, extend to their lordships, our best wishes on their appointment.
Please accept the assurances of my highest regards.”
The judges are:
Abba Bello Mohammed
Amadi Kenneth Ikechukwu
Banjoko Adebukunola Adeoti Ibironke
Bature Isah Gafai
Bola Samuel Ademola
Danlami Zama Senchi
Hassan Muslim Sule
Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo
Jauro Ibrahim Wakili
Mohammed Lawal Abubakar
Hassan Muslim Sule
Olasumbo Olanrewaju Goodluck
Olabode Abimbola Adegbehingbe
Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen
Sybil Onyeji Nwaka Gbagi
Usman A. Musale
Yusuf Alhaji Bashir
The official unveiling and event will be announced soon.
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