NJC Recommends Justice Muhammad for Appointment as Substantive CJN


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The Acting CJN, Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed

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Alex Enumah in Abuja

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Wednesday recommended Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The Council took the decision to recommend Justice Muhammad at an emergency meeting held Wednesday July 10 in Abuja.

According to a statement from the NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, the meeting which was initially presided over by Justice Umaru Abdullahi, apart from the appointment of the CJN reached other important issues relating to the judiciary in the country.

Oye said that the meeting, considered and approved the recommendation of its Interview Committee, which screened the two candidates presented by the Federal Judicial Service Commission for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“Subsequently, the plenary of the Meeting…

Source: Thisday Newspaper