Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad has sworn in Justice Monica Dogban-Mesem, as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.
The swearing-in followed Dongban-Mensem’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, bowed out of the bench as she clocked the retirement age of 70 years as Justice of the Court.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the ceremonial court of the Supreme Court in Abuja.
The CJN, who expressed confidence in her abilities, described her as a seasoned judicial officer who has been in the system for a long time.
Tanko urged Dongban-Mensem to continue to discharge her duties diligently, noting that hardworking and discipline earned her the new position.
He also asked her to always consult with her colleagues and pay visits to the court’s divisions in the various parts of the country to be equipped with information about what happens in those places.
Eight justices of the Supreme Court joined the CJN to perform the swearing-in ceremony.
They were Justices Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Sylvester Ngwuta, Olukayode Ariwoola, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Amina Augie, Ejembi Eko, Paul Galumje, and Uwani Abba-Aji.
The ceremony which had Justices of the Court of Appeal and heads of other federal courts in attendance was also witnessed by governors Simon Lalong of Plateau State and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.