The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recently cleared the son of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ariwoola, along with 22 other individuals, for appointment as federal judges.
The NJC made this decision after a thorough review and evaluation process, according to a statement from council spokesman Soyi Oje on Friday night.
The clearance signifies that CJN Ariwoola’s son, along with the other candidates, has met the necessary criteria and standards required for the position of a federal judge. The NJC’s decision reflects their confidence in the candidates’ abilities to serve in the judiciary with integrity and competence.
This development highlights the commitment of the NJC to uphold transparency and meritocracy in the appointment of judges, ensuring that highly qualified individuals are selected to administer justice in the federal judiciary.
The recommendation for the appointments was made at the 103rd meeting of the council presided over by the (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and held in Abuja.
The New Federal High Court judges are Ekerete Udofot Akpan, Hussaini Dadan-Garba, Egbe Raphael Joshua, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa, Aishatu Auta Ibrahim, Ogazi Friday Nkemakonam, Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola, Onah Chigozie Sergius, Hauwa Buhari, Ibrahim Ahmad Kala and Hauwa Joeph Yilwa.
Others include Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige and Mashkur Salisu, Amina Aliyu Mohammed, Sharon Tanko Ishaya, Chituru Joy Wigwe-Oreh, Musa Kakaki, Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi, Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi, Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu and Salim Olasupo Ibrahim.
Aside from the 23 nominees for the Federal High Court, the NJC also sought the appointment of one Kadi for Kaduna State and four other Kadis for Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal.
The NJC noted that Kadi Muhammad Aminu Danjuma is to be appointed as Grand Kadi for Kaduna State. Others to be appointed as Kadis for Kano State Sharia courts are Muhammad Adam Kadem, Salisu Muhammad Isa, Isa Idris Sa’id and Aliyu Muhammad Kani.
The council also recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after the approval of the NJC’S recommendations to the president and their respective State Governors and confirmation by their State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.