NJC Recommends Wike’s Wife For Appeal Court, Ariwoola’s In-law For High Court

The National Judicial Council has recommended that Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, wife of Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike, be promoted to the Appeal Court.

Suzzette, the immediate past Rivers State First Lady, was one of 21 individuals proposed for the appellate court.

She is currently a Justice in the Rivers State High Court.

In the same vein, Oluwakemi Victoria Ariwoola, the daughter-in-law to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, was considered among the list of 12 judges to be elevated to the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Suzzette and Victoria are among the 86 judges listed for recommendation by the Interview Committee on Appointment of Judicial Officers of all Superior Courts of Record in Nigeria.

A statement from the council stated that the recommendation came under the National Judicial Council, during its 105th plenary meeting held between May 15 and 16, 2024.

“All recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after the approval of the NJC recommendations to the President and their respective State Governors,” said the council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, in a statement dated May 16, 2024.