NJC okays appointment of 70 judges for various courts

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed

The National Judicial Council(NJC) under Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, has approved the appointment of 70 judges to different courts in Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement released on Sunday, by the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye.

The statement said, four of the judges were appointed as heads of important courts in Nigeria.

These are M.B. Dongban as President of the Court of Appeal, Muhammad Salihu as Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Jigawa State.

Also, Muhammad Usman as Grand Khadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Sokoto State, and Aderonke Aderemi as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State.

The statement reads in parts;
”NJC recommends appointment of four (4) Heads of Court, (64) Sixty-four Judicial Officers for States and FCT High Courts and two (2) Kadis, Sharia Court of Appeal.

”The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, at its 91st Meeting held online, considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and resolved to recommend the under-listed names of Seventy (70) successful candidates to their respective State Governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.”

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