President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola for appointment as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The request for the confirmation of the appointment of Justice Ariwoola as CJN was contained in a letter that was read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the of the Senate during Tuesday’s plenary session at the National Assembly in Abuja.
According to the executive communication, the President is asking the lawmakers in the upper chamber to speedily confirm the appointment.
Justice Ariwoola has been acting as the CJN following the retirement of his predecessor, Justice Tanko Muhammad on health grounds on Monday, June 27, 2022.
Also, the President forwarded the names of five nominees to the Senate for confirmation of appointment as non-executive directors of the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
He also sent to the Senate a list of 19 nominees for confirmation as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The president in a letter said the request for the confirmation of the nominees is in line with provisions of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Five (5) of the REC nominees are for renewal of appointments while fourteen (14) are for fresh appointments.