The Upper Chamber of the Nigeria’s legislative arm today ratified the appointment of Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Justice Ariwoola was appointed the Acting CJN in July by President Muhammadu Buhari following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammed and he has since been serving in that capacity.
In July, President Muhammadu Buhari asked the senate to confirm the appointment of Ariwoola as CJN.
“Pursuant to section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; I forward for confirmation by the Senate of Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the chief justice of Nigeria,” Buhari had said.
Senate confirmed Ariwoola as CJN on Wednesday after Abdullahi Gobir, senate leader, moved a motion to screen him in the “committee of the whole”.
The CJN was screened and subsequently confirmed through a voice vote.