Tanko Confirmed As Substantive CJN
Justice Tanko Muhammad was on Wednesday confirmed by the Senate as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria following his successful screening during plenary.
As previously reported by Naija News, Tanko was earlier screened on Wednesday morning by the upper legislative chamber in a closed session.
He arrived at the National Assembly complex in the company of top judiciary officers around 10:10am, and was ushered into the Senate chamber around 11:13am.
The CJN was questioned by the lawmakers on corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary.
Tanko’s screening and subsequent confirmation was sequel to a letter forwarded to the lawmakers last Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari after he was recommended for the position by the National Judicial Council.
Muhammad had been acting CJN since January 25 when the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended from office over alleged corrupt practices.