February 25, 2024
Buhari Swears In Justice Ariwoola As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Buhari Swears In Justice Ariwoola As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria

On Wednesday, Justice Ariwoola Olukayode took the judicial oath of office to become the new Chief Justice of Nigeria.

 

In Abuja’s Council Chambers, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a brief swearing-in ceremony before the start of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria, other Supreme Court justices, Seyi Makinde, Rotimi Akeredolu, ministries, and other dignitaries were present at the swearing-in of the substantive CJN.

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If you recall, Justice Tanko Muhammad, the previous CJN, resigned from his position due to health reasons, and Justice Ariwoola was named the acting CJN.

 

A day after receiving the second-highest national honor, the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON), from President Buhari at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Justice Ariwoola was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was later confirmed by the National Assembly.

Speaking to journalists soon after being sworn in, Justice Ariwoola, who was appointed to the Supreme Court on November 22, 2011, by former President Goodluck Jonathan, urged Nigerian politicians to support the judiciary’s effective operation.

 

As the general elections in 2023 approach, Justice Ariwoola pledged to see to it that the Supreme Court of the nation is thoroughly reformated for maximum administration of justice.

 

Buhari Swears In Justice Ariwoola As New Chief Justice Of Nigeria

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