The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will be screened by the upper chamber of the Nigeria’s legislative arm tomorrow for approval of his nomination to a substantive position.
This was announced by Senator Ahmad Lawan, the president of the Senate
Lawan urged all senators to be at plenary during the screening exercise.
“Distinguished colleagues , tomorrow , Wednesday , 21st September 2022, has been fixed for screening and possible confirmation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN).
“Please as usual, we all need to be at plenary during the screening exercise.”
Letter for confirmation of Justice Ariwoola as Chief Justice of Nigeria was received by the Senate on Tuesday , July 26, 2002 from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate will also deliberate on Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, and work to support defence and security forces of the country.
Lawan said: “In the next three months our focus will largely be on the confirmation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, work on Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategic Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, working to support our defense and security forces, amongst others.
“Also, we are expecting Mr. President Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to present the Budget estimates in the first week of October.
“The ninth Senate has established the practice of processing the annual Appropriation Bill of each year between October and December.”