Just In: Buhari Tells Senate to Approves Tanko Muhammad as CJN
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN.
Buhari in a letter read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at plenary on Thursday said the request followed the recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) that the acting CJN be confirmed.
It read, “In accordance with Section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which gives the president the power to appoint a Chief Justice of Nigeria on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council and subject to the confirmation of the appointment by the Senate.
“I have the honour to forward the nomination of Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed for confirmation as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“It is my hope that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Please accept, Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”
In another letter read by the Senate President, Buhari also urge the Senate to approve another 15 Special Advisers.