Nine newly appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal have taken their oaths of office by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
Justices Hannatu Azumi Laja-Balogun from Kaduna State, appointed to the position of High Court Judge on May 24, 1999; Binta Fatima Zubairu from Kaduna State, appointed to the position of High Court Judge on October 31, 2001; and Peter Chudi Obiora from Anambra State, who were sworn in to the positions of High Court Judge on January 17, 2005, are those who were sworn in on Wednesday.
Justices Okon Efreti Abang from Akwa Ibom State, who was appointed a High Court Judge on 22nd June 2009; Asma’u Musa Mainoma from Federal Capital Territory appointed High Court Judge on 1st February 2013; Lateef Adebayo Ganiyu from Oyo State, who became High Court Judge on 26th June 2014; and Jane Esienanwan Iyang from Cross River State, was sworn-in as High Court Judge on 12th February 2015.
Others are Justices Hadiza Rabiu Shagari from Sokoto State, who was elevation to the High Court Bench on 12th February, 2015; and Paul Ahmed Bassi from Borno State, appointed to the High Court on 14th July, 2017, respectively.
Justice Bassi became the 2nd Judge of the National Industrial Court to be elevated to the appellate court since the inception of the court as a superior court of record.