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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has disclosed that the Senate will on Wednesday screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.

Lawan disclosed this in his address of welcome to Senators from their Annual Summer Recess during plenary on Tuesday.

Mr Ariwoola was sworn in as the Acting CJN on June 27 after the sudden resignation of Justice Ibrahim  Muhammad as the head of the nation’s judiciary.

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He also said the Senate will work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023-2025, Budget 2023, and work to support the defence and security forces of the country among others.

He added that the President, who is the Commander–in–Chief of the Armed Forces is expected to present the Budget estimates in the first week of October.

According to him, the Ninth Senate has performed creditably and will end very well.

He said, “We scored so many feats and broke many jinxes through various legislative interventions, I must commend all of us for the commitment, dedication and patriotism and sense of duty.”

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”We had intimate discussions on the security challenges across the country. Consequently, the Leadership of the senate had two engagements with the Office of the National Security Adviser, Chief of Defense Staff, Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police.”

He said from the assessment of the prevailing situation, the country’s security agencies are recording more successes and the situation seems to be improving.

The Senate President declared that in the next nine months, attention should be to bring improvement to the current situations in the country.


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