Buhari swears in CJN Ariwoola, presides over FEC — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council chamber of the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the swearing-in of Ariwoola followed his confirmation by the Senate on Sept 21 three months after his appointment by the president.

Ariwoola took the judicial oath of office In a brief ceremony shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), chaired by the president.

NAN reports that the event was witnessed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some cabinet Ministers, other justices of the Supreme Court, the Governors of Oyo and Ondo States, Seyi Makinde and Rotimi Akeredolu respectively.

Ariwoola was appointed as acting CJN on June 27, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds.

Justice Ariwoola was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2011, by President…

Source: Guardian Newspaper