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Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment, Seeks Senate Confirmation




President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment Four Days Before Leaving Office

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), pending the approval of the Senate.

Buhari’s letter seeking approval of his appointment was read on Tuesday during plenary by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.

Buhari’s letter addressed to the lawmakers explained that the request for the confirmation of Baba Yusuf as Chief Judge of the FCT High Court was in accordance with the provision of Section 256(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian 1999 (as amended).

Recall that earlier on August 14, Buhari had named Justice Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the FCT.

The appointment follows the resignation of Justice Salisu Garba as the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Garba voluntarily resigned from office barely 57 days after he was sworn in to enable him take over as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Naija News reports.

The development was confirmed in a statement back in August by the media aide to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, Mr. Ahuraka Isah.

According to the statement, the Board of Governors of the NJI under the chairmanship of the CJN, Justice Tanko Ibrahim Muhammad, had at a meeting they held on July 15, appointed Justice Garba to head the Institute.

Garba has already taken over from Justice Rosaline Bozimo (Rtd), whose tenure as the Administrator of the NJI came to an end on July 31.

His new appointment is from the 1st of August and has a tenure of three years.

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