President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Nigerian Senate to approve the nomination of Justice Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of the country.
Naija News understands that the president made his request known in a letter sent to the National assembly.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan while reading the letter from Buhari at the plenary earlier on Thursday revealed that President Buhari sought the cooperation of the Senate for the confirmation in line with Section 231 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Dr Lawan also read another letter from the President which such expeditious consideration of the Senate for the confirmation of the appointment of 15 personal aides.
He said his action was premised on Section 151 of the constitution which requires the confirmation of the Senate.
He, therefore, said ” It is my hope that these requests will receive usual expeditious consideration from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
It will be recalled that the National Judicial Council recommended to President Buhari the appointment of Justice Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria Wednesday afternoon.