Senate Confirms Justice Ariwoola as CJN

The Senate has  confirmed  Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. as the substanstive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The confirmation followed his grilling by senators on Wednesday.

The name of Ariwoola who is currently in serving as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to be a substantive one, was forwarded to the senate by President Buhari in a letter dated 25th July, 2022 .

The letter had read thus: “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. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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“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.”

Justice Ariwoola’s appointment by President Buhari followed the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on 27th June, 2022.

 

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