THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA SWEARS IN NEW JUDGES TO THE COURT OF APPEAL
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on June 28, 2021
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has sworn in 18 newly appointed Judges of the Court of Appeal.
The swearing-in is coming a few days after a Federal High Court in Abuja had dismissed a suit by an Igbo socio-cultural group seeking to stop the appointment on claims of being biased towards the Southeast geopolitical zone.
The notice of swearing-in was contained in a letter of invitation to the Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Justice Salisu Garba.
Part of the letter signed by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, read: “The CJN invites your lordship to the swearing-in ceremony of the following Justices of the Court of Appeal, Abuja on Monday, 28th June 2021 by 10 AM at the Main Court Room of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
The swearing-in ceremony was also confirmed by the media aide to the CJN, Ahuraka Isa.
Editor: Abiola Aberuagba