President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
This was contained in a letter from the President read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary.
Ariwoola’s appointment as CJN by President Buhari was sequel to the resignation of former Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko on 27th June, 2022.
Tanko’s resignation was against the backdrop of a protest by 14 aggrieved Justices over issues of welfare.
However, the former CJN, in his resignation letter, cited health grounds as reason for his decision.