The Senate is set to confirm the appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Justice Ariwoola’s appointment as the acting CJN by President Buhari was sequel to the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on 27th June, 2022.
Tanko’s resignation was against the backdrop of a protest by 14 aggrieved Justices of the Supreme Court over issues of welfare.
In a latest development, Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Friday stated that the legislative arm is set to confirm the appointment of Justice Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
According to The PUNCH, he stated this while addressing journalist during the inspection of Room 022 being put in shape as the temporary chamber for the Senate resumption Tuesday next week after a six weeks annual leave which started in July.
“First on our table is the request for confirmation of the acting CJN, recall that the President has sent the request, but it came a day before the Senate went on its annual summer recess.
“Therefore, this is going to be one of the first things we need to do to ensure that the acting capacity does not go beyond the prescribed three months,” Lawan said.